Troy Meadows Natural Area
Beverwyck Street, Morris County, New Jersey


I-80 west; exit 47 for Route 46; turn left onto South Beverwyck Road; drive 2.2 miles to the parking area on the left. 


4/20/2005.  Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I found this park by serendipity.  We were on our way to Troy Meadows when we saw the parking area and the kiosk.  There is a white-blazed trail that heads east through a shrub-dominated field.  At the gas pipe-line power-cut, the trail turns right for a short distance.  It then goes diagonally across the width of the power-cut to pick up the Patriot's Path.  We made a short deviation from the trail to see a small pond.  It has a lot of water plants with water starwort, smartweeds and water lily among others. The Patriot's Path heads southwest through some light woods to Troy Road (across from a business at 20 Troy Road).  The trail then just keeps on going, turning left on Troy Road.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = plant found in bloom on date of field trip, 04/20/2005

Acer negundo (box elder maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Prunus avium (sweet cherry) *
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus sp. (crab apple)
Quercus palustris (pin oak)
Ulmus americana (American elm)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry) 
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)
Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive)
Forsythia sp. (golden bells)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush) *
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle) *soon
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw viburnum)

Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress)
Callitriche sp. (water starwort)
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)
Geum canadense (white avens)
Glechoma hederacea (gill-over-the-ground) *
Myriophyllum sp. (water milfoil)
Narcissus sp. (daffodil) *
Penstemon sp. (beard tongue)
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Polygonum spp. (knotweed)
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Pycnanthemum sp. (mountain mint)
Stellaria media (common chickweed) *
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion)  *
water lily

Juncus effusus (soft rush)

Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stilt grass)
Panicum virgatum (switch grass)
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)
Schizachyrium scoparium (little blue stem grass)