Housatonic River (junction of Rts. 7 & 55)

Route 7, Gaylordsville, New Milford, Litchfield County, New York


Route 7 north into New Milford; just before approaching the bridge (just before reaching the junction with Route 55), turn right at the southern end of the bridge and drive down to near the river and make a right turn into the parking area. 


8/17/2005.   On a beautiful day (just a little warm but not worth complaining about), Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I parked near the Housatonic River in Gaylordsville.  We walked down by the river, then under the bridge to its other side, walked in front of the bridge abutment along the River, and back to the parking lot.  From here we walked on a short path heading east with the woods edge on the left and corn fields on the right.  There were quite a few plants in bloom along the river.   It was just a short stop.  This is a fishing access point and there was one fellow fishing by the bridge.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = blooming on 8/17/2005

Acer negundo (ash leaf maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)
Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)
Catalpa sp. (catalpa)
Fraxinus pensylvanica (green ash)
Juglans nigra (black walnut)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Populus deltoides (cottonwood)
Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Tilia americana (American basswood)
Ulmus americana (American elm)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)    
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Ligustrum sp. (privet)    *
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Salix discolor (pussy willow)
Salix sp. (willow)

Apios americana (groundnut)
Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)     *
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Humulus japonicus (Japanese hops)     *
Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Aegopodium podagraria (goutweed)
Agrimonia gryposepala (common agrimony)     *
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)      *
Amphicarpaea bracteata (hog peanut)     *
Apocynum sp. (dog bane)
Asarum canadense (wild ginger)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Bidens spp. (beggar tick)
Chelidonium majus (celandine)     *
Chenopodium album (pigweed)
Circaea lutetiana (enchanter's nightshade)
Conyza canadensis (horseweed)     *
Datura stramonium (jimsonweed)     *
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)     *
Desmodium paniculatum (panicled tick trefoil)     *waning
Eupatorium maculatum (spotted Joe-Pye weed)     *
Eupatorium rugosum (white snakeroot)     *
Euphorbia nutans (eyebane spurge)
Fragaria virginiana (wild strawberry)
Helianthus strumosus (pale-leaved sunflower)     *
Hemerocallis fulva (tawny day lily)
Hesperis matronalis (dame's rocket)    
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed)     *
Impatiens pallida (yellow jewelweed)     *
Iris sp. (blue or yellow flag)
Lepidium virginicum (poor man's pepper)
Lotus corniculatus (birdfoot trefoil)     *
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)     *
Melilotus sp. (sweet clover)    
Mentha arvensis (wild mint)     *
Mollugo verticillata (carpetweed)     *
Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)     *
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel)     *
Pilea pumila (clearweed)     *
Plantago major (common plantain)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed)     *
Polygonum spp.  (smartweed)     *
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)     *
Rumex crispus (curled dock)
Sanicula sp. (sanicle)
Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet)     *
Scutellaria lateriflora (mad-dog skullcap)     *
Solanum carolinense (horse nettle)     *
Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)     *
Solanum nigrum (black nightshade)     *
Solidago canadensis var. scabra (tall goldenrod)     *
Solidago gigantea (late goldenrod)     *
Stellaria pubera (star chickweed)     *
Teucrium canadense (American germander)     *
Trifolium pratense (red clover)     *
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)   
Verbena hastata (blue vervain)     *
Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)     *
Xanthium strumarium (clotbur)     *

Juncus tenuis (path rush)

Cyperus strigosus (umbrella sedge)

Andropogon gerardii (turkey claw)
Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass) 
Digitaria ischaemum (smooth crab grass)
Echinochloa sp. (barnyard grass)
Elymus hystrix (bottle-brush grass)
Elymus sp. (wild rye grass)
Leersia virginica (white grass)
Panicum clandestinum (deer-tongue grass)
Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)
Phleum pratense (Timothy grass)
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)
Tridens flavus (purple top grass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)
Equisetum hyemale (scouring rush)
Matteuccia struthiopteris (ostrich fern)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

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