PENN STATE FOREST
Bass RiverStage Rd. PO Box 118New Gretna 08224, Burlington County (609) 296-1114
3366 acres


Directions:

Take Route 563 to Lake Oswego Road in Jenkins Neck, and follow for three miles.


Facilities and Activities:

Picnicking, small boat launch, electric motors only, fishing, hiking trails, bridle paths, hunting.


Habitats:

New Jersey contains the world's largest acreage of the globally rare pygmy pine forest community.  Portions of it can be seen in Penn State Forest.  Lake Oswego is the result of an upstream dam that was constructed to create a reservoir for a downstream cranberry operation.


PLANT LIST:
Linda Kelly, Penn State Forest, Oswego Lake
* = blooming on 7/27/02


Trees:
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Chamaecyparis thyoides (Atlantic white cedar)
Nyssa sylvatica (tupelo)
Pinus rigida (pitch pine)
Quercus marilandica (black jack oak)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Chamaedaphne calyculata (leatherleaf)
Clethra alnifolia (sweet pepperbush) *
Decodon verticillata (water willow) *
Eubotrys racemosa (fetterbush)
Gaylussacia baccata (black huckleberry)
Gaylussacia dumosa (dwarf huckleberry)
Gaylussacia frondosa (dangle huckleberry)
Hypericum stans (St. Peterswort) *
Hypericum stragulum (St. Andrew's cross) *
Ilex glabra (inkberry)
Ilex opaca (American holly)
Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel)
Lyonia ligustrina (maleberry)
Lyonia mariana (staggerbush)
Rhododendron viscosum (swamp azalea)
Rhus copallina (winged sumac)
Vaccinium atrococcum (black blueberry)
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)
Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry)
Viburnum nudum var. nudum (possumhaw viburnum)

Vines:
Cuscuta sp. (dodder)
Smilax glauca (sawbrier)
Smilax rotundifolia (round-leaved greenbrier)

Herbs:
Aster gracilis (slender aster) *
Aster paternus (toothed white-topped aster) *
Aster pilosus (aster) *
Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)
Drosera filiformis (thread-leaved sundew)
Drosera intermedia (spatulate-leaved sundew) *
Eriocaulon aquaticum (pipewort)
Eupatorium ? (white thoroughwort) *
Habenaria blephariglottis (white fringed orchid) *
Habenaria cristata (yellow crested orchid) *
Habenaria clavellata (green wood orchid)
Hypericum canadense (Canada St. Johnswort) *
Hypericum densiflorum (dense-flowered St. Johnswort) *
Hypericum punctatum (spotted St. Johnswort) *
Lachnanthes caroliniana (red root) *
Lespedeza cuneata (Chinese bush clover)
Liatris sp. (blazing star)
Lobelia inflata (Indian tobacco) *
Lobelia nuttallii (Nuttall's lobelia) *
Lotus corniculatus (birdfoot trefoil) *
Melampyrum lineare (cowwheat) *
Nuphar variegata (spatterdock) *
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel) *
Peltandra virginica (arrow arum)
Plantago aristata (bracted plantain)
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain) *
Polygala brevifolia (shortleaf milkwort) *
Polygala lutea (orange milkwort) *
Rhexia mariana (pale meadow beauty) *
Rhexia virginica (meadowbeauty) *
Sagittaria sp. (arrowhead) *
Sarracenia sp. (pitcher plant)
Solidago odora (sweet goldenrod) *
Tephrosia virginiana (goat's rue)
Trichostema dichotomum (marsh St. Johnswort)
Utricularia biflora (two-flowered bladderwort) *
Utricularia geminiscapa (mixed bladderwort) *
Xerophyllum asphodeloides (turkey beard)
Xyris smalliana (Small's yellow eyed grass)*

Rushes:
Juncus biflorus (two-flowered rush)
Juncus canadensis (Canada rush)
Juncus effusus (soft rush)
Juncus tenuis (path rush)

Sedges:
Carex ovales type (sacksedge)
Cyperus dentatus (toothed flatsedge)
Dulichium arundinaceum (three way sedge)
Eleocharis robbinssii (Robbin's beakrush)
Eriophorum sp. (cotton grass)
Rhynchospora sp. (beakrush)
Rhynchospora capitellata (small-headed beakrush)
Scirpus cyperinus (woolly grass bulrush)
Scirpus subterminalis (water bulrush)

Grasses:
Glyceria obtusa (coastal mannagrass)
Paspalum laeve (dallis grass)
Danthonia sp. (poverty grass)

Ferns:
Lycopodium sp. (clubmoss)
Osmunda cinnamomea (cinnamon fern)
Pteridium aquilinum (bracken fern)