Battelle Darby Metro Park – Galloway, OH

Geobotany of Ohio

 


Monocots

Kentucky Blue Grass (Poa pratensis) & Tall FlatSedge (Cyperueragrostis)


Trees & shrubs that love limestone in their soil

Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)

Blue Ash (Fraxinus quadrangulata)

Hop Hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)


Species of trees/shrubs that have a distribution generally limited to high-lime (clay-rich substrates developed in the thick glacial till of western Ohio)

Beech – Fagus grandifolia
Shagbark Hickory – Carya ovata
Sugar Maple – Acer saccharum
White Oak – Quercus alba
Red Oak – Quercus borealis

Species of trees/shrubs that have a distribution generally limited to sandstone hill (eastern OH)

Mountain Laurel – Ralmia latifolia
Chestnut Oak – Quercus Montana
Mountain Maple – Acer spicatum
Hemlock – Tsuga canadensis
Sourwood – Oxydendrum aroboreum

Individual Assignment

I had been assigned the task of finding and identifying two invasive species in this park!

Bastard Toadflax (Comandra umbellata)

____

Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii)

____

Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense)

____