Authors: S.A. Mori, M. Rothman & R.F. Naczi

This page provides PDFs of  Powerpoint presentations designed to help visitors to the Preserve identify species based on easy-to-see characters and the time of the year that they flower or fruit.

HERBACEOUS PLANTS

Click here to see a PDF about the Araceae (skunk cabbage and jack-in-the pulpit) in the Preserve. These two 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 a PDF of the four plant species known to lack chlorophyll (beech drops, dodder, Indian pipe, and pinesap) in the Preserve,

Click here to see a PDF of herbaceous plants that flower before the end of June and have yellow petals.

Click here to see a PDF of herbaceous plants that flower before the end of June and have white petals.

Click here to see a PDF of herbaceous plants that flower before the end of June and have green petals.

Click here to see a PDF of herbaceous plants that have red petals during the entire growing season.

Click here to see a PDF of herbaceous plants that flower before June and have pink petals..

Click here to see a PDF of herbaceous plants that flower before June and have lavender, blud, or purple petals.

SHRUBS

Click here to see a PDF about shrubs with pinnately compound leaves (only Sambucus and Staphylea in the Preserve).

TREES

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

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

Click here to see a PDF about species of trees in the Preserve with pinnately compound leaves.

Click here to see a PDF about species of trees in the Preserve with opposite, simple leaves.