PASSAIC RIVER PARK
151 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, Union County, NJ


Directions:

From Intersection of I-287 and I-78 (Bedminster):
I-78 East to Exit #41.
At the end of the ramp make a left.
At light (0.3 miles) make a left onto Plainfield Ave.
At 2nd light (1.7 miles) make a right onto Springfield Ave.
Passaic River Park is on the left after 0.8 miles (Faith Chapel on right).
 

From Newark:
I-78 West to Exit #41.
At the end of the ramp make a right.
Go to step 3 in directions above.

From Morristown:
Rt. 24 East to I-78 West.
I-78 West to Exit #41.
At the end of the ramp make a right.
Go to step 3 in directions above.


History:

PASSAIC comes from Pasaeck, "valley" Patcong Peck, "Pond" and oak, Place."


PLANT LIST:
Dr. Patrick L. Cooney


Trees:
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharinum (silver maple)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood) 5/06/98
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Gleditsia triacanthos (honey locust)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus bicolor? (swamp white oak?)
Ulmus americana (American elm)

Shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle) 5/06/98
Lonicera tatarica (Tatarian honeysuckle) 5/06/98
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Sambucus canadensis (common elderberry)
Staphylea trifolia (bladdernut) 5/06/98
Vinca minor (periwinkle) 5/06/98

Vines:
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Smilax rotundifolia (round-leaved greenbrier)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Herbs:
Ajuga reptans (bugleweed) 5/06/98
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) 5/06/98
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress) 5/06/98
Cardamine pratensis (cuckoo flower) 5/06/98
Claytonia caroliniana (spring beauty)
Eupatorium rugosum (white snakeroot)
Geranium maculatum (wild geranium) 5/06/98
Hieracium sp. (hawkweed)
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed)
Lysimachia nummularia (moneywort)
Podophyllum peltatum (may apple)
Polygonatum pubescens (hairy true Solomon's seal)
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaf buttercup) 5/06/98
Rumex obtusifolius (broad-leaved dock)
Senecio obovatus (round-leaved ragwort?) 5/06/98
Stellaria media (common chickweed) 5/06/98
Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) 5/06/98
Trifolium pratense (red clover)
Veronica peregrina (purslane speedwell) 5/06/98

Grasses:
Anthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernal grass) 5/06/98
Poa annua (annual bluegrass) 5/06/98
Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass) 5/06/98