New Quarter Park Plant Walk – Annual Meeting Oct 7 2018

Doug DeBerry’s walk in New Quarter Park for the Annual Meeting was an outstanding learning experience, great fun, and very productive. For several hours we were asked to look closely and try to identify most every fern, forb, grass, shrub, or tree we saw in an effort to create a list of species –ours totaled over 100! Here are just a few of the photos I took and what  remember as to identity! – Cathy Flanagan.  See the official final document prepared by Doug DeBerry: Species list_New Quarter Park Plant Walk (VNPS_DeBerry)_10.7.2018

White goldenrod (Solidago bicolor?),
Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
Cranefly orchid (leaf) (Tipularia discolor)
Persimmon (Disopyros virginiana)
Broad Beech fern (Thelypteris hexagonoptera)
Heart’s a bustin (Euonymus americanus)
common blue wood aster? (Symphyotrichium cordifolium)
yellow crownbeard (Verbesina occidentalis)
pignut hickory (Carya glabra)
pine gall (rust fungi -Uromycladium)
Northern red oak (Quercus rubra)
Southern red oak (Quercus falcata)

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