ALLEY POND

Queens County, NYC, NY


Directions:

23.3 exit 31E

23.6

23.8 Alley Pond

24.9 turn left

25.4 left turn after tracks

25.6 arrive


PLANT LIST:

Dr. Patrick Louis Cooney


Trees:
Acer negundo (box elder maple) 4/27/95
Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer October (glory maple) -- looks like a blunt-lobed red maple (planted)
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)
Aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut)
Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven)
Amelanchier sp. (shadbush?) 4/27/95 hairy lvs and white flowerrs in racemes
Betula lenta (black birch)
Betula nigra (river birch)
Betula populifolia (gray birch)
Betula sp. (European white beech)?
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)
Castanea dentata (American chestnut)
Cedrus atlantica (atlas cedar)
Celtis occidentalis (hackberry)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood) 4/27/95 5/8/93
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (American ash)
Ginkgo biloba (ginko)
Gleditsia inermis (honey locust) without the thorns
Gleditsia triacanthos (thorned honey locust)
Juniperus canadensis (red cedar)
Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree) 4/27/95
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Populus deltoides (cottonwood)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Prunus sp. (white cherry tree) 4/27/95
Pyrus sp. (crab apple) 4/27/95 5/8/95
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)
Salix babylonica (weeping willows)
Salix discolor (pussy willow)
Salix nigra (black willow)
Salix sp. (willow) 4/27/95
Sambucus canadensis (common elderberry)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras) 4/27/95 emerging 5/8/93
Sophora (Japanese scholar tree) 8/8/93
Tilia cordata ('Greenspire' greenspire linden)

Shrubs:
Alnus sp. (alder)
Aralia racemosa (spikenard)
Aralia spinosa (Hercules' club)
Baccharis halimifolia (groundsel bush)
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Cephalanthus occidentalis (buttonbush)
Clethra alnifolia (sweet pepperbush)
Cornus alternifolia (alternate-leaved dogwood)
Cornus kousa (Korean dogwood)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)
Eubotrys racemosa (fetterbush)
Ilex glabra (inkberry?)
Ilex verticillata (winterberry holly)
Iva frutescens (marsh elder) 8/8/93 -- lots of pollen 9/3/94
Lindera benzoin (spicebush) 4/27/95
Lonicera sp. (honeysuckle)
Mitchella repens (partridgeberry)
Myrica pensylvanica (bayberry)
Rhododendron sp. (red azalea -- horticultural) 5/8/93
Rhododendron viscosum (swamp azalea)
Rhodotypos scandens (jetbead)
Ribes rubrum (red currant)
Rosa rugosa (wrinkled rose) 9/3/94
Rosa sp. (native rose)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry raspberry)
Taxus canadensis (yew)
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry) 4/27/95
Viburnum acerifolium (maple-leaf viburnum)
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood viburnum)
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw viburnum) 4/27/95 5/8/93
Vinca minor (periwinkle)

Vines:
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (porcelainberry)
Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed) 9/3/94
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Polygonum scandens (climbing false buckwheat)
Rubus hispidus (swamp dewberry)
Sicyos angulatus (bur cucumber) 9/3/94
Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade) 9/3/94
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis spp. (grape vines)

Herbs:
Achillea millefolium (yarrow)
Actaea alba (white baneberry) 5/19/90
Ajuga reptans (bugleweed) 5/8/93
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) 4/27/95 5/8/93
Allium tricoccum (wild leek)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Amaranthus cannabinus (salt-marsh water hemp)
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed) 9/3/94
Anemone quinquefolia (wood anemone) 4/27/95
Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp) 8/8/93
Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)
Arctium sp. (burdock) 8/8/93
Artemisia annua (annual mugwort)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort) 9/3/94
Asclepias syriaca (swamp milkweed) 8/8/93
Aster novae-angliae (New England aster)
Atriplex patula (orache)
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress) 4/27/95 5/8/1993
Bidens cernua (nodding bur marigold)
Bidens sp (beggar ticks) very thin fern-like 9/3/94
Caltha palustris (marsh marigold) 5/8/93
Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd's purse) 4/27/95
Centaurea jacea (brown knapweed) 8/8/93 9/3/94
Chelidonium majus (celandine) 5/8/93
Chenopodium album (pigweed)
Chenopodium sp. 9/3/94
Circaea lutetiana (enchanter's night-shade)
Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle) 8/8/93
Claytonia virginica (spring beauty)
Commelina communis (Asiatic dayflower) 8/8/93
Cypripedium acaule (pink lady's-slipper orchid)
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace) 8/8/93 9/3/94
Desmodium sp. (tick trefoil) 9/3/94
Duchesnea indica (Indian strawberry)
Epilobium coloratum (purple-leaved willow herb) 9/3/94
Epilobium glandulosum (northern willow herb) 8/8/93
Erechtites hieraciifolia (pilewort)
Erigeron annuus (daisy fleabane) 5/8/93
Eupatorium dubium (eastern joe-pye-weed) 9/3/94
Eupatorium rugusom (white snakeroot) 8/8/93
Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod) 8/8/93 9/3/94
Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry) 4/27/95 5/8/95
Galinsoga quadriradiata (galinsoga) 8/8/93
Galium sp. (cleavers)
Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)
Glechoma hederacea (gill-over-the-ground) 4/27/95 5/8/93
Gnaphalium obtusifolium (sweet everlasting) 9/3/94
Hibiscus moscheutos (swamp rose mallow) 8/8/93
Hypericum perforatum (common St. Johnswort) 8/8/93
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed) 8/8/93 9/3/94
Lathyrus latifolius (everlasting pea) 8/8/93
Lemna sp. (duckweed)
Linaria vulgaris (butter-and-eggs) 9/3/94
Lycopus sp. (water horehound) 8/8/93
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife) 8/8/93 9/3/94
Maianthemum canadensis (Canada mayflower)
Melilotus alba (white sweet clover) 8/8/93
Monotropa uniflora (Indian pipe)
Narcissus spp. (daffodils) 4/27/95
Nasturtium officinalis (water cress?)
Nuphar sp. (lily pads)
Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose) 9/3/94
Osmorhiza claytonii (sweet cicely)
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed) 8/8/93
Polygonatum biflorum (smooth true Solomon's seal) 4/27/95 coming up
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed) 9/3/94
Polygonum hydropiper (mild water pepper smartweed) 9/3/94
Polygonum lapathifolium (nodding smartweed) 8/8/93 9/3/94
Polygonum pensylvanicum (pink smartweed) 8/8/93
Polygonum sagittatum (arrow-leaved tearthumb) 9/3/94
Polygonum virginainum (Virginia knotweed)
Portulaca oleracea (purslane) 8/8/9
Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil) 5/8/95
Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)
Prunella vulgaris (self-heal) 8/8/93 9/3/94
Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaf crowfoot)
Ranunculus ficaria (lesser celandine) 4/27/95
Rudbeckia hirta v pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan) 8/8/93
Sagittaria latifolia (large-leaved arrowwood) 8/8/93
Silene noctiflora (night-flowering catchfly) 8/8/93
Sisyrinchium sp. (blue-eyed grass)
Smilacina racemosa (false Solomon's Seal) 5/8/93 soon
Solanum carolinense (horse nettle) 8/8/93
Solidago gigantea (late goldenrod) 9/3/94
Solidago juncea (early goldenrod) 8/8/93 9/3/94
Solidago arguta (sharp-leaved goldenrod) 8/8/93
Solidago sempervirens (seaside goldenrod) 8/8/93 9/3/94
Solidago speciosa (showy goldenrod) 9/3/94
Symphytum officinale (common comfrey) 8/8/93
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) 4/27/95
Typha latifolia (broad-leaved cattail)
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein) 8/8/93
Verbena hastata (blue vervain) -- lots 8/8/93
Verbena urticifolia (white vervain) 9/3/94
Viola sororia (common blue violet) 4/27/95
Xanthium sp. (cocklebur)
chickweed 4/27/95
white mustard sp. 4/27/95
water hyacinth

Rushes and Sedges:
Carex stricta (tussock sedge)
Carex vulpinoidea (fox-like sack sedge)
Cyperus strigosus (umbrella sedge)
Juncus tenuis (path rush)
Scirpus americanus (Olney three-square bulrush)
Scirpus cyperinus (woolly grass bulrush)

Grasses:
Anthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernal grass) 4/27/95
Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Digitaria sanguinalis (smooth crab grass)
Echinochloa crus-galli (barnyard grass)
Panicum virginianum (switch panic grass)
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)
Poa annuus (annual blue grass)
Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass) 5/8/93
Spartina alterniflora (salt marsh cordgrass) 9/3/94
Spartina patens (salt meadow cordgrass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Equisetum arvense (field horsetails)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Osmunda cinnamomea (cinnamon fern)
Thelypteris noveboracensis (New York fern)

Agastache nepetoides (yellow giant hyssop) is known from Alley Pond Park.