Montgomery Preserved Open Space
Burnt Hill Road, Montgomery Township, Somerset County, NJ
63 acres


Heading south on Route 206; turn right onto Orchard Road; at the T-intersection turn left onto Burnt Hill Road (passing through the North Princeton Developmental Center); follow Burnt Hill Road to a small pull-off by a bridge on the left hand side of the road (just past the white house of the Bendas Center, number 130 Burnt Hill Road).


November 1, 2003. Walked across a bridge over Rock Brook; climbed uphill to the crest of the hill; saw a Gas Pipeline marker; came to a cornfield (with a hell of a lot of horse nettle); hedgerow; another corn field going all the way downhill to farm buildings. (Did not see any trails going off the main corridor, but there may be some that I did not see.)

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = blooming November 1, 2003

Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Carya sp. (hickory)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)
Ulmus americana (American elm)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Buddleja davidii (butterfly bush)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)

Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Agastache nepetoides (yellow giant hyssop)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress)
Bidens sp. (beggarticks)
Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed) *
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (ox-eyed daisy)
Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)
Cirsium discolor (field thistle)
Coronilla varia (crown vetch)
Datura stramonium (jimson weed)
Dipsacus sylvestris (teasel)
Eupatorium rugosum (white snakeroot)
Glechoma hederacea (gill-over-the-ground) *
Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed) *
Solanum carolinense (horse nettle)
Solidago spp. (Goldenrod)
Stellaria media (common chickweed) *
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) *
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)
Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)

Scirpus atrovirens (dark green bulrush)

Elymus hystrix (bottlebrush grass)
Elymus sp. (wild rye grass)
Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stilt grads)
Setaria faberi (nodding foxtail grass)
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)
Tridens flavus (purple top grass)