Thompson's Beach Road, Maurice River Township, Cumberland County


From Millville, take Route 55 south to its end at Route 47 south; right turn onto Glade Road; left turn onto Thompsons Beach Road; park at parking area and walk to the end of the road at the beach.

(For maps see:

Dr. Gerry Moore

Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)

Baccharis halimifolia (groundsel bush)
Iva frutescens (marsh elder)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)

Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)

Agalinis purpurea (purple agalinis) 9/22/02
Agalinis sp. (agalinis)
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)
Aster novi-belgii (New York aster) 9/22/02
Aster sp. (small little aster) 9/22/02
Aster subulatus (annual salt marsh aster) 9/22/02
Atriplex hastata (halberd leaved orache)
Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed) 9/22/02
Chenopodium spp. (goosefoot)
Cichorium intybus (chicory) 9/22/02
Conyza canadensis (horseweed)
Eupatorium hyssopifolium (hyssop-leaved thoroughwort) 9/22/02
Euphorbia maculata (spotted spurge)
Helianthus angustifolius (narrow-leaved sunflower)
Hibiscus moscheutos (swamp rose mallow)
Hypericum canadense (Canada St. Johnswort)
Hypochaeris radicata (cat's ear) 9/22/02
Kochia scoparia (summer cypress) lots of it
Melilotus alba (white sweet clover) 9/22/02
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)
Polygonum prolificum (bushy knotweed) 9/22/02
Prunella vulgaris (self-heal)
Salicornia europaea (European glasswort)
Salsola kali (common saltwort)
Scutellaria integrifolia (hyssop skullcap)
Sesuvium maritimum (sea purslane)?
Solidago sempervirens (seaside goldenrod) 9/22/02
Spergularia marina (salt marsh sand spurrey) 9/22/02
Suaeda americana (northeastern seablite)
Suaeda linearis (southern seablite)

Juncus gerardii (black grass)

Andropogon virginicus var. virginicus (Virginia broom beard grass)
Cenchrus tribuloides (dune sandbur)
Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass)
Cyperus filicinus (Nuttall's flatsedge)
Digitaria spp. (crab grass)
Distichlis spicata (salt grass)
Panicum dichotomiflorum (fall panicgrass)
Panicum virgatum (switch grass)
Paspalum sp. (bead grass)
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)
Setaria faberi (nodding foxtail grass)
Sorghastrum nutans (Indian nut grass)
Spartina alterniflora (salt meadow cordgrass)
Spartina cynosuroides (big cordgrass)
Spartina patens (salt hay cordgrass)

part of the field trip Report, 9/22/02:

The group later stopped at Thompson's Beach (just west of Moore's Beach where the group went last year). It was too hot and too late in the day to take the long walk out to Thompon's Beach itself, so we botanized on only a small section of the road. Kochia scoparia (summer cypress) was a common plant here. A plant in bloom new to most in the group was Sesuvium maritimum (sea purslane) in the family Aizoaceae.