Voorhees Corner Open Space
Clover Hill Road,
Voorhees Corner, Raritan Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey


From Route 202 heading south; take the exit for Route 613 (Main Street); make the right onto River Road and then follow Route 613 (Main Street); Main Street changes into Old York Road after passing from Readington Township to Raritan Township.  The western park boundary is Old York Road and the southern border is Clover Hill Road. 

There is a small parking area (2 cars) 0.3 of a mile down Clover Hill Road from its intersection with Old York Road. 


4/09/2005.  Rosemary Cooney, Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I walked around the area.  I could swear that I have been here before, but do not remember what I did with the notes and plant list.  There are no official trails here as the sign says that they are going to build some active recreational facilities.  So the area we toured will not resemble itself  in a few years or less.  The area is mostly agricultural for now with a bit of woods and woods edge.  There is a small stream as well. Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = blooming on date of field trip 4/09/2005

Acer rubrum (red maple) *
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Quercus velutina (black oak)

Ligustrum sp. (privet)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw viburnum)

Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)
Barbarea vulgaris (common wintercress)
Cardamine parviflora (dry land bittercress) *
Chelidonium majus (celandine)
Claytonia virginica (spring beauty) *
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)
Impatiens sp. (jewelweed)
Narcissus sp. (daffodil) *
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)
Podophyllum peltatum (mayapple)
Rumex obtusifolius (broad dock)
Solanum carolinense (horse nettle)
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)

Carex laxiflora type (loose-flowered sedge)

Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stilt grass)
Schizachyrium scoparium (little blue stem grass)