Here is a list of all the plants I observed on our walk to North Bank (Oregon Hill end), broken up into sections.

Section 1: This section received a lot of south facing sun, had little to no canopy, was heavily disturbed, compacted poor soil, lots of foot and bicycle traffic, and subject to a lot of urban runoff and pollution.

  • Paper mulberry
  • privet (everywhere)
  • hackberry
  • Johnson grass
  • blackberry
  • honeysuckle (abundant)
  • pokeweed
  • lespidizia?
  • mimosa (abundant)
  • tree of heaven
  • black cherry tree
  • sweet gum
  • black locust
  • eastern red cedar
  • sweet potato vine
  • greenbiar
  • Virginia creeper
  • ragwort
  • dock
  • hops vine
  • daisy fleabane
  • morning glory
  • trumpet creeper
  • kudzu (abundant)
  • osage orange
  • bradford pear
  • sycamore
  • white pine?

Section 2:  This area was shadier, had more canopy, but was still dry from the compacted dirt and gravel pathway, with lots of mowing and disturbance on the sides.

  • Virgin’s bower
  • bearsfoot
  • ragweed
  • honeysuckle
  • dandelion
  • kudzu
  • hops vine
  • ailanthus
  • aster
  • wingstem
  • sweet gum
  • trumpet creeper
  • fleabane
  • norway maple (several)
  • rose
  • american holly
  • privet
  • american elm
  • ragwort
  • silver maple
  • mulberry
  • lady’s thumb
  • Virginia creeper
  • English ivy (not much)
  • black locust
  • angle pod vine
  • paper mulberry
  • poison ivy

Section 3:  This area was open, very sunny, facing south, hilly, some water trickling down hillside, and close to canal.

  • kudzu (everywhere)
  • hops vine (everywhere)
  • morning glory
  • mimosa
  • tulip poplar
  • rose
  • honeysuckle
  • pokeweed
  • asiatic dayflower
  • ragweed
  • sycamore
  • blackberry
  • lady’s thumb
  • dog fennel
  • tree of heaven
  • Virginia creeper
  • Norway maple

Section 4: This area was open, sunny, south facing, and much closer to canal than previous sections.

  • black cherry
  • honeysuckle
  • sassafras
  • kudzu
  • trumpet creeper
  • greenbriar
  • dogwood
  • tree of heaven
  • holly of some sort
  • ragweed
  • pokeweed
  • jewel weed
  • elderberry
  • lady’s thumb
  • sycamore
  • mimosa
  • hops vine
  • fleabane
  • blackberry
  • cattails
  • silver maple
  • paper mulberry
  • boxelder
  • privet

Section 5:  This area had a lot of canopy, and thus lots of shade, and it wasn’t quite as dry along the trail as the previous sections.

  • kudzu
  • stiltgrass
  • lady’s thumb
  • pokeweed
  • privet
  • sycamore
  • Norway maple
  • trumpet creeper
  • English ivy (very abundant)
  • paw paw
  • hornbeam
  • royal paulowinia
  • blackberry
  • wild potato vine
  • honeysuckle
  • wingstem
  • white oak
  • greenbriar
  • American elm
  • Kentucky coffee tree *(first time seeing this tree with leaves!)
  • Bradford pear

 

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