Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wickham Park Wildflower Field Trip, June 4, 2011


On Saturday, June 4, I led a small group from the Conradina Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society on a field trip through  some of the woods on the north side of Wickham Park. My granddaughter Liz acted as my assistant. She checked off the plants as we came across them and called out the reference number to a comprehensive listing of plants I had previously found in Wickham Park, and which I had distributed to the group. On this day we found and identified about 50 plants. 
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Following are some photos from the tour. All photos, except the first group photo, were taken by Liz. The two flowers depicted are loblolly bay and tarflower. (Click to enlarge.)





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Following is a simplified map of the area of Wickham Park that we toured (click to enlarge).

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Following is a list of the wildflowers and other plants we saw during the field trip. The numbers in the left-hand column are references to a comprehensive list of all the plants I've found in the park.

Area 1 (north side of disc golf)
116
Southern beeblossom
52
Blackroot
152
Rough hedgehyssop
159
Elliot’s yelloweyed grass
44
Roserush
146
Loblolly bay
Area 2 (N-S ditch next to unpaved road into Youth Camping Area)
150
Capeweed, frog fruit
34
Oakleaf fleabane
122
American bluehearts
54
Creeping oxeye *
24
Spanish needles
36
False fennel
21
Common ragweed
22
Groundsel tree, saltbush
114
Pale meadowbeauty
67
Fourpetal St.John’s-wort
65
Coastalplain St.John’s-wort
51
Rosy camphorweed
2
Elderberry
Area 3 (along E-W ditch on south side of YCA)
32
Tall elephantsfoot
119
Peruvian primrosewillow *
140
Largeflower Mexican clover *
145
Rustweed
18
Gallberry
75
Rusty staggerbush
73
Tarflower
84
Partridge pea
Area 4 (N-S trail on east side of YCA)
140
Small leaf or Old-world climbing fern
105
American beautyberry
4
Adam’s needle
15
Florida milkweed **
9
Netted pawpaw
106
Wild pennyroyal
58
Pricklypear
Area 5 (E-W trail on north side of YCA)
7
Winged sumac
Area 6 (N-S trail that runs north from previous trail)
37
Mohr’s thoroughwort
Area 7 (trail to “boggy” area, runs west from previous trail)
13
Button rattlesnakemaster
115
Yellow colicroot
99
Largeflower rosegentian
76
Fetterbush
77
Shiny blueberry
130
Yellow milkwort **
81
Chinese tallowtree *
Area 8 (continuaton of N-S trail, Area 6, then turn east)
141
Florida beargrass **
Area 9 (N-S sandy trail, eventually rejoins Area 4)
50
Narrowleaf silkgrass
63
Florida scrub frostweed
64
Pineland pinweed
60
Pineland scalypink
77
Lesser Florida spurge **
61
Gopher apple
23
Yellow buttons
53
Chapman’s goldenrod

* = non-native; ** = Florida endemic; 6 June 2011

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