Richmond Hill Woods City Park

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Hike on 4/20/06

Our hike on Thursday went great, but was a little rushed due to the weather. We did however see lots of beautiful plants and flowers. Below is a short list of what we saw.

Species observed on nature walk (April 20, 2006)

Fern and fern allies

Lycopodium lucidulum shiny clubmoss

Diphasiastrum digitatum southern running pine

Athyrium asplenioides Southern lady fern

Onoclea sensibilis Sensitive Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern

Dennstaedtia punctilobula Hay-scented fern

Asplenium platyneuron Ebony spleenwort

Flowering plants

P. pubescens Solomon’s Seal

Smilacina racemosa False Solomon's Seal

Trillium rugelii Southern Nodding Trillium

Uvularia puberula Mountain bellwort

Iris cristata Crested dwarf iris

Goodyera pubescens Downy Rattlesnake Plantain

Tipularia discolor Cranefly orchid

Stellaria pubera Giant Chickweed

Claytonia virginica Spring beauty

Thalictrum thalictroides Rue Anemone

Podophyllum peltatum Mayapple

Sanguinaria canadensis Bloodroot

Calycanthus floridus Sweetshrub

Geranium maculatum Wild Geranium

Viola sororia Common blue violet

Chimophila maculata Spotted Wintergreen, Pipsissewa

Epigaea repens Trailing arbutus

R. calendulaceum Flame Azalea

R. maximum Rosebay, Great Laurel

Galax aphylla Galax

Phlox stolonifera Creeping Phlox

Thank you Dr. Petranka for helping to ID all these wonderful flowers in Asheville largest forest.. This is far from a comprehensive list of the plants in this forest.


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