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Plant Species Database

The Natural History Survey (Mickus & Bunker, 2015) provides information of the flowering plant species found along each of the trails in the Arboretum. If there is a flowering plant species that you've found that is not on this list, please email us at arboretum@kzoo.edu!

Non-Flowering Plant Species

American Elder (Sambucus canadensis)
Bracken Fern (Pteridium spp.)
Common Cattail (Typha latifolia)
Common Duckweed (Lemna minor)
Crab Apple (Malus spp.)
Grape (Vitis spp.)
Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)
Poison Sumac (Toxicodendron vernix)
Partridge Berry (Mitchella repens)
Sassafras (non-flowering, Sassafras albidum)
Sedge (spp.?)
Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
Sphagnum Moss (Sphagnum spp.) 

 

Flowering Plant Species

Powerline:
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia serotima)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus spp.)
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)
Creeping Bush Clover (Lespedeza repens)
Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria)
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
Flowering Spurge (Euphorbia corollata)
Gray Dogwood (Cornus racemosa)
Hawthorne (Crataegus spp.)
Hyssop Hedge Nettle (Stachys hyssopifolia)
Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)
Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata)
Lance-leaved Goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
Narrow-Leaved Meadowsweet (Spiraea alba)
Prairie Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)
Pokeberry (Phytolacca americana)
Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota)

Rubus—various species
Selfheal (Prunella spp.)
Small White Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides)
Spiderwort (Tradescantia spp.)
Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa)
Spotted St. Johnswort (Hypericum punctatum)
Spotted Touch-Me-Not (Impatiens capensis)
White False Indigo (Baptisia alba)
Whorled Loosestrife (Lysimachia quadrifolia)
Yarrow/Milfoil (Achillea millefolium)
Yellow Wood Sorrel (Oxalis europaea)

Wetland Boardwalk:
Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Bristly Crowfoot (Ranunculus pensylvanicus)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Buttonbush  (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
Curly Dock (Rumex crispus)
Eastern Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus)
Flat-topped White Aster (Aster umbellatus)
Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)
Horsetail (Equisetum)
Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)
Mad-Dog Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora)
Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris)
Marsh Skullcap (Scutellaria epilobiifolia)
Mock Bishop’s Weed (Ptilimnium capillaceum)
Monkey Flower (Mimulus spp.)
Northern Willow Herb (Epilobium ciliatum)
Purplestem Aster (Symphyotrichum puniceum)
Small Water Plantain (Alisma subcordatum)
Spotted St. Johnswort (Hypericum punctatum)
Swamp Goldenrod (Solidago patula)
Swamp Rose (Rosa palustris)
Wild Mint (Mentha arvensis)
Yellow Avens (Geum aleppicum)

Parking Lot/Entrance Trail:
Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
Enchanters Nightshade (Circaea quadrisulcata)

Old Field:

Old Field:
Bladder Campion (Silene cucubalus)
Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)
Enchanter’s Nightshade (Circaea quadrisulcata)
Naked-flowered Tick Trefoil (Desmodium nudiflorum)
Phlox (spp.?)
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
Smartweed (Polygonum)
Spotted St. Johnswort (Hypericum punctatum)
Spotted Touch-Me-Not (Impatiens capensis)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago odora)
Wild Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)
Woodland Agrimony (Agrimonia rostellata)

Wood Frog:
Mayapple (Podophyllum)
Naked-Flowered Tick Trefoil  (Desmodium nudiflorum)
Woodland Agrimony (Agrimonia rostellata)

Magnificent Pines:
Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)

Not-So-Magnificent Pines:
Enchanter’s Nightshade (Circaea quadrisulcata)
Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)
Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)
Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)

Gathje Hill:
Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)
Jumpseed (Persicaria virginiana)
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
Naked-flowered Tick Trefoil (Desmodium nudiflorum)
Wild Hog Peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata)

Bobayundel:
Creeping Wood Sorrel (Oxalis corniculata)
Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)
Naked Flowered Tick Trefoil (Desmodium nudiflorum)
Spotted Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata)
Sweet-Scented Bedstraw
(Galium triflorum)

"Stump Dump" (current Pavilion field):
Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis)
Bird’s Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)
Celandine (Chelidonium majus)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Corn Speedwell (Veronica arvensis)
Cow Vetch (Vicia cracca)
Crown Vetch (Securigera varia)
Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
Enchanter’s Nightshade (Circaea quadrisulcata)
Fleabane (spp.?) (Erigeron)
Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium)
Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria)
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiac)
Musk Mallow (Malva moschata)
Naked-Flowered Tick Trefoil (Desmodium nudiflorum)
Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)
Pale Touch-Me-Not (Impatiens pallida)
Pink Knotweed (Persicaria capitata)
Pokeberry (Phytolacca americana)
Red Clover  (Trifolium pretense)
Rough Avens (Geum laciniatum)
Selfheal (Prunella spp.)
Virginia Knotweed (Persicaria virginiana)
White Campion (Silene latifolia)
White Sweet Clover (Melilotus albus)
White Vervain (Verbena urticifolia)
Woodland Agrimony (Agrimonia rostellata)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Yellow Wood Sorrel (Oxalis europaea)

Bonnie Castle:
Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
Bladderwort (Utricularia spp.)
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
Fragrant Water Lily (Nymphea odorata)
Mild Water Pepper (Polygonum hydropiperoides)
Swamp Loosestrife (Decodon verticillatus)
Swamp Smartweed (Polygonum hydropiperoides)
Yellow Pond Lily (Nuphar lutea)

Batts Pond:
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
Monkey Flower (Mimulus spp.)
Mild Water Pepper (Polygonum hydropiperoides)
Sedge (spp.?)
Spotted Touch-Me-Not (Impatiens capensis)
Wild Mint (Mentha arvensis)
Woodland Agrimony (Agrimonia rostellata)
Yellow Pond Lily (Nuphar lutea)

Bernie’s Landing:
False Solomon’s Seal
Partridge Berry
King Fern (Ptisana salicina)
Partridge Berry (Mitchella repens)

Marsh Woods:
Enchanter’s Nightshade (Circaea quadrisulcata)
Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)
Mayapple (Podophyllum)

blooming flower