Authors: Scott A. Mori & Michael Rothman

This page provides Powerpoint presentations designed to help hikers identify species based on easy-to-see characters and the time of the year that they are in flower.

Click here to see images and information about the Araceae in the Preserve (skunk cabbage and jack-in-the pulpit). These species flower in the Spring and have an unusual inflorescence called a spadix. The third species of Araceae in the Preserve is the duckweed (Lemna perpusilla). It is a floating aquatic, flowers infrequently, and does not have its flowers in a spadix.

Click here to see images of the four plant species in the Preserve known to lack chlorophyll (beech drops, dodder, Indian pipe, and pinesap), .

Click here to see images and information about the Fagaceae  (the oaks and their relatives) found in the Preserve.

Click here to see images and information about the Betulaceae (the alders, birches, musclewood, and hop-hornbeam) in the Preserve.