Trefoil
Incertae sedis
A trefoil vine seen growing amongst other vines in a shady area of the trail. Leaves are trifoliate with some white blotching in the center of each leaflet. Leaves often have straight edges. Leaves are light and thin, attractive.

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Unknown
Incertae sedis
An unknown plant encountered along a back trail of the Pony Pasture trails. This plant was tripinnately compound, in the same way that the Nandina, or Heavenly bamboo is. Leaflets had a notched terminus. Only one plant encountere…… Read More


Bear’s foot Incertae sedis Again, this is known as a bear’s foot, but I am unable to find an appropriate ID other than that. It does not appear to be a Hellebore, which is what the common name Bear’s Foot refers to. These individuals were HUGE and loving the sun they got.… Read More


Unknown monocot Incertae sedis I was told in the field that this plant is Lizard’s tail (Saururus cernuus). After further research, I decided that was an incorrect identification. This plant is definitely a monocot with sheathing leaves and parallel venation. Plant was low-growing, less than a foot tall, with a reddish tint to the stem.… Read More


Unknown grass Incertae sedis A low growing clumping plant, that appears to be a member of the grass family, poaceae, but this cannot be affirmed, as the plant parts are too small to analyze. It appears to be a monocot, but again, the leaves and flowers are difficult to classify either way. Leaves emerge basally. […]… Read More


 Found in full sun in a round ditch like area. The leaves were alternate divided and toothed. The bottom was rough and the top leathery. The Plants were 5-6 foot tall meaning they enjoyed this habitat. The stems were waxy but with little hairs.… Read More


Japanese Knotweed
Fallopia japonica
Grows as a sprawling herb, or vine. Leaves are large and roughly deltoid. Alternate. Petioles and midribs often red. Invasive, grows in disturbed habitats

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American Bladdernut
Staphylea trifolia
Large shrub or small understory tree with multiple stems. Leaves palmately compound and trifoliate. Fruit white, papery and large. They are found hanging under branches, giving them the appearance of lanterns.

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This unknown grew commonly, submerged between large rocks near the river. The younger foliage had purple leaves, 7 leaflets. mature leaves were opposite in orientation. Appeared to have light brown bark at this young age.
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Plant Type: Small Tree/Shurb
Environment: edge of Reedy Creek, shaded area, slightly moist soil/clay
Bark: light brown
Stems: woody
Leaves: simple, alternate, pinnately veined

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This plant has tall stems, and the bottom tends to be red. It produces berries. The leaves are broad/flat and are simple. It is pinnately veined.

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This flowering plant has broad/flat leaves that are alternate and palmately veined. The leaves are singly toothed and smooth. The flowers are white . It smells like garlic.

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Key features: Alternate zigzagging leaves, simple, pinnately veined, vine-like growth, partial shade/shady, moist soil conditions
Growing along the pathway near english ivy and ground ivy.
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Alternate, compound leaf arrangement. Will often be seen with a large around of small white flowers. Found on buttermilk.

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Pokeweed
Phytolacca americana
Large single stalked herb. Large waxy ovate leaves with thick sturdy stem. Fruit blue-red when present.

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Unknown 1
Unknown classification
Opposite leaves. White flowers and roughly bell shaped. Petals feathery.
UPDATE: identified as deutzia

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-unsure of what this plant is
-opposite and simple leaves
-flowers hang and droop downwards
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