Delaware-Hudson Linear Canal: Hornbeck's Access

Wurtsboro, Sullivan County, NY


Directions:

US 287 west over the Tappan Zee bridge; US 87 north to exit 16 to pick up the Quickway (Route 17, future US 86) heading west;  get off at exit 113 for Route 209 north; about 0.9 of a mile north out of Wurtsboro turn right into Hornbeck's Access. 


Trail:

8/20/04.  Second day of a four day vacation in the area with the family.  The canal walk is very picturesque with wetlands on both sides of the raised causeway.  A stream runs along the left hand side of the walkway.  We came to a building on someone's property and soon after crossed a bridge over the stream.  We continued on to the next bridge at the junction of two roads: Leadmine Road and Moore Lane.  Sonar the Jack Russell terrier played in the stream while we ate a light lunch.  We turned around and walked back to the car.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.   


PLANT LIST:
Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = 8/20/04, date plant found in bloom   


Trees:
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Betula populifolia (gray birch)
Carpinus caroliniana (musclewood)
Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)
Crataegus sp. (hawthorn)
Juglans nigra (black walnut)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree)
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus sp. (apple)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Salix sp. (willow)
Tilia americana (American basswood)
Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Cornus racemosa (gray-stem dogwood)
Corylus sp. (hazel)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Ilex verticillata (winterberry holly)
Ligustrum sp. (privet)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Mitchella repens (partridgeberry)
Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Rubus sp. (dewberry)
Sambucus canadensis (common elderberry)
Spiraea alba var. latifolia (meadowsweet) *
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry)
Vaccinium sp. (a low bush blueberry)
Viburnum acerifolium (maple-leaf viburnum)
Viburnum dentatum (arrowwood viburnum)
Viburnum lentago (nannyberry viburnum)

Vines:
Clematis virginiana (virgin's bower) *
Cuscuta (sp. (dodder)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Polygonum convolvulus (black bindweed)   ?
Smilax rotundifolia (round-leaved greenbrier)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis labrusca (fox grape)

Herbs:
Acalypha sp. (three-seeded mercury)
Achillea millefolium (common yarrow) *
Alisma sp. (water plantain)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed) *
Anemone virginiana (thimbleweed)
Arctium lappa (great burdock) *
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Aster divaricatus (white wood aster) *
Aster novi-belgii (New York aster) *
Bidens cernua (nodding bur marigold) * lots of it
Bidens comosa (beggar ticks)
Boehmeria cylindrica (false nettle)
Callitriche sp. (water starwort) lots; looks beautiful in the clear water
Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed) *
Chelidonium majus (celandine) *
Chelone glabra (white turtlehead) *
Chenopodium album (pigweed)
Circaea lutetiana (enchanter's nightshade)
Commelina communis (Asiatic dayflower) *
Conyza canadensis (horseweed) *
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace) *
Erechtites hieraciifolia (pileweed) *
Erigeron annuus (daisy fleabane) *
Eupatorium fistulosum (trumpetweed) *
Eupatorium rugosum (white snakeroot) *
Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod) *
Fragaria virginiana (wild strawberry)
Galium aparine (cleavers)
Galium tinctorium (Clayton's bedstraw) *
Geranium sp. (geranium)
Geum canadense (white avens)
Glechoma hederacea (gill over the ground)
Hemerocallis fulva (tawny day lily)
Hesperis matronalis (dame's rocket) *
Hieracium caespitosum (field hawkweed) *
Hypericum punctatum (spotted St. Johnswort) *
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed) *
Lactuca biennis (tall blue lettuce) *
Lactuca canadensis (wild lettuce) *
Lemna sp. (duckweed)
Leonurus cardiaca (motherwort)
Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs) *
Lobelia inflata (Indian tobacco) *
Lysimachia ciliata (fringed loosestrife) *
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife) *
Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower) 
Medicago lupulina (black medick) *
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel) *
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed) *
Pilea pumila (clearweed)
Plantago major (common plantain)
Podophyllum peltatum (may apple)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose knotweed) *
Polygonum hydropiper (water pepper) *
Polygonum pensylvanicum (pink smartweed) *
Polygonum sagittatum (arrow-leaved tearthumb) *
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Potentilla canadensis (dwarf cinquefoil)
Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil) *
Prunella vulgaris (self-heal) *
Rumex obtusifolius (broad dock)
Sagittaria latifolia (broad-leaved arrowhead) *
Saponaria vulgaris (bouncing bet) *
Scrophularia sp. (harewort) 
Scutellaria lateriflora (mad-dog skullcap) *
Sedum purpureum (live-forever) * beautiful deep pink-purple flower
Smilacina racemosa (false Solomon's seal)
Smilax herbacea (carrion flower)
Solanum nigrum (black nightshade) *
Solidago bicolor (silverrod) *
Solidago caesia (blue-stem goldenrod)
Solidago canadensis var. canadensis (Canada goldenrod) *
Solidago rugosa (rough-stemmed goldenrod) *
Sonchus asper (spiny-leaved sow thistle)
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) *
Thalictrum pubescens (tall meadowrue) *
Trifolium pratense (red clover)
Trifolium repens (white clover) *
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein) *
Verbena urticifolia (white vervain) *
Veronica officinalis (common speedwell) 
Viola spp. (violet)

Rushes:
Juncus effusus (soft rush)
Juncus tenuis (path rush)

Sedges:
Carex laxiflora type (loose-flowered type sedge)
Carex lupulina (hop sedge) 
Carex sp. (nut or umbrella sedge)
Carex stricta (tussock sedge)
Eleocharis sp. (spikerush)
Scirpus atrovirens  (dark-green bulrush)
Scirpus cyperinus (woolly grass bulrush)

Grasses:
Brachyelytrum erectum (long awn grass)
Bromus inermis (smooth brome grass)
Cinna arundinacea (wood reedgrass)
Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Digitaria sp. (crab grass)
Echinochloa sp. (barnyard grass)
Elymus canadensis (Canada rye grass)
Elymus virginicus (wild rye grass)
Leersia oryzoides (rice cut grass)
Panicum clandestinum (deer-tongue grass)
Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)
Phleum pratense (Timothy grass)
Poa annua (annual bluegrass)
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)

Ferns and fern allies:
Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)
Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern)
Dennstaedtia punctilobula (hay-scented fern)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Osmunda cinnamomea (cinnamon fern)
Osmunda regalis (royal fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)