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.
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 about shrubs with pinnately compound leaves (only Sambucus and Staphylea) in the Preserve.
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.