SOMERSET COUNTY PARK AT MARTINSVILLE

Somerset County, NJ


PLANT LIST:

Abby Pierce and Torrey Botanical Club


Trees:
Acer rubrum (red maple) 4/14/96
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Cornus sp. (dogwood)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Ostrya virginiana (hop hornbeam)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Ulmus americana (American elm)

Shrubs:
Alnus sp. (alder)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Forsythia spp. (forsythia) 4/14/96
Ligustrum sp. (privet)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush) 4/14/96
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw viburnum)
Vinca minor (periwinkle) 4/14/96

Vines:
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Herbs:
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Allium tricoccum (wild leek)
Anemone quinquefolia (wood anemone)
Anemonella thalictroides (rue anemone) 4/14/96
Arabis sp. (rockcress)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Barbarea sp. (wintercress)
Claytonia virginica (spring beauty) 4/14/96
Dentaria diphylla (toothwort)
Dentaria laciniata (cut-leaved toothwort)
Dicentra cucullaria (Dutchman's breeches) 4/14/96
Erythronium americanum (trout lily) 4/14/96
Geum sp. (avens)
Hepatica americana (round-lobed hepatica) 4/14/96
Iris pseudacorus (yellow flag)
Narcissus sp. (daffodils) 4/14/96
Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)
Ranunculus ficaria (lesser celandine) 4/14/96
Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot) 4/14/96
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) 4/14/96
Viola sp. (violet, purple) 4/14/96

Rushes and Sedges:
Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)
Luzula multiflora (wood rush) 4/14/96

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)


Somerset County Park, Martinsville, N.J. April 14, 1996.

On a cool, partly sunny day the Torrey Botanical Club looked for early spring plants along the hills leading down to the banks of the east branch of the Middlebrook at an as yet unnamed Somerset County park in Martinsville, New Jersey. Fourteen species were in bloom. Among these species were periwinkle (Vinca minor), spring beauty (Claytonia virginica), red maple (Acer rubrum), spice bush (Lindera benzoin), daffodil (Narcissus sp.), bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis), trout lily (Erythronium americanum), Dutchman's breeches (Dicentra cucullaria), rue anemone (Anemonella thalictroides), round-lobed hepatica (Hepatica americana), wood rush (Luzula multiflora), and lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria).

The number of attendees was 10. The leader was Abby Pierce, substituting for Betty Damron.