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FieldNotesWeek2.pdf LSA 333

Jack Kenney

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Donald Ferlow, Jeremy Davidheiser

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Week 2 Field Notes for LSA 333 **NOTE** This packet of notes was created during our weekly “lab session” which is basically following the professor around campus as he talks about all the differe...
Plant Materials
Donald Ferlow, Jeremy Davidheiser
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Date Created: 09/10/15
Field Notes Week 2 New Woody Plant Species Ailanthus altissima Tree of Heaven common quotweedquot tree from China Zone 4 Plant big grows in odd places eaves alternate compound bumps on leave glands underside round top growth basetoothed od peanut butter smell when crushed yeowgreen flowers grow on terminal branches no Fall color Fruit 12 inches long has quotwingsquot bark is fairly smooth greytan 18 inch leaves not used often in landscaping Amelanchier spp ShadblowServiceberry eaves oval shaped finely seated alternate simple mutistem smal treelarge shrub buds cigar shaped pink to white flowers 5 petals bloom early May Fall colors yellow orange red boom signals Shad migration on Hudson little red berry turns black bark smooth and grey faint dark stripes Aronia arbutifolia Red Chokeberry red fruit Very similar to BOTH grow vertical white flowers very rare Aronia melanocarpa Black Chokeberry back fruit Clethra alnifolia Summersweet eaves pointed oval tear drop shaped petal clusters flowers May clusters strong fragrance attracts bees upright shrub prefers moist acidic soil woodland plant likes Sun with some shade Comus altemifolia Alternate Leaf Dogwood most dogwood have opposite leaves this is the exception sometimes sub opposite pronounced quotdogwood veins small tree Fall colors red and purple white clustered flowers fruit blue on red stalks green horizonta growth Zone 3 Native when a branch dies it turns orange Fagus grandifolia American Beech eaves teeth more pronounced longer and pointed pointed bud fruit same as Euro Beech bark smooth and grey people usually crave it roundtop growth woods tree root sprouts bad for landscaping Fagus syluatica European Beech arge European tree aternate fine tooth leaves wide 12 to 31 inch prickly redbrown fruit single trunk many cultivars red cigar bud pointed inch long Fothergilla gardenii Fothergilla native of southeastern US Zones 58 well drained soil sun to part shade showy fragrant white flowers Gleditisa triacanthos Honey lowst 6 8 inch thorns Native Zone 4 eaves alternate singledouble compound 1530 leaflets on stem fruit bean pod 612 inch long flat twisted turns black and drops to ground not much Fall color won t germinate until cultured fairy moist soils smal leaves easy to clean up many varieties Hamamelis vemalis Vernal Witchhazel 6 10ft high native to Southeastern US multistem shrub eaves alternate simple oval shaped wavy 12 inch Fall color yellow capsue fruit grey hairy bark flowers in offseason Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf Hydrangea notched leaves opposite toothed course texture southern native 4 petal white flower JuneJuly turn purple stem woolly Rich red in Fall medium shrub native not common llex verticillate Winterberry Zone 3 Native maefemae plants alternate simple leaves veins hairy red berries grow and display in axis of leaves berries stay on plant Fall through Winter winter food for animals moist acidic soil sunshade fiedwetand plant Liriodendron tulipifera Tuliptree vertica growth leaves simple lobed flower like form flowers like tulip fruit develop in fallwinter proific seeder ower slope plant moist soils Zone 4 native erratic growth pattern grows 1520ft in 68 years yelow in Fall Physocarpus opulifolius Ninebark shrub zone 28 plant native central to eastern US fu Sun to part shade showy white or pink flowers eaves oval shaped Potentilla fruiticosa Potentilla native to Alaska coupe feet high alternate pinnately compound leaves fruit small and dry flowers May yellow 6 petal leaflets green grey native color yellow multicolored cultivars twiggyfine branched grows in most dry soils will spread into multiple plants Quercus imricaria Shingle Oak acorns after 2 years eaves alternate simple not notched soft acorns 12 inch Fall color Yellow widespread as it gets older easy to transplant grows in acidic or basic soils Central North American native eaves last throughout winter was used to make shingles Taxus baccata repandens Spreading English Yew evergreen conifer sun or shade Zones 59 reaches about 4 feet high prefers welldrained soil Tilia Americana Basswood native heart shaped alternate simple serrated lopsided leaves big bud smooth no scales flowers come out in July drop down from branches attracts bees common street tree fruitnut hangs from where flowers grew twigs greenslightly red Viburnum cassinoides Witherod shrub Zones 38 booms May to June attracts birds and butterflies New Herbaceous Plants Anemone hybrida Japanese Anemone big showy white flower Zones 48 full sun to part shade toerates deer Bergenia cordifolia Pig Squeak native to Russia booms AprilMay deep pink flowers tough plant overall Carex spp Sedge ta grassy plant light green Geranium spp maclatum Wild Geranium native to northeastern North America fu Sun to part shade toerates dry soil Hosta spp big leaves lush foliage common garden plant found in a variety of greens usually blended with creamy white Hemerocallis spp Daylin ong thin leaves prominent rib on underside flowers come in a variety of colors 6 petal favorite for gardens Pelargonium sp Zonal Geranium one of the most recognizable flowers commonly pink but has been breed in many different color morphs dark green leaves Liatris spicataBlazing Star native to eastern US Zones 38 commonly used for rain gardens booms July August purple to red cone clustered flowers Matteucia struthiopten39s Ostrich Fern native to Europe Asia and North America used in quotnaturalizedquot and rain garden settings grows 36 feet high common forest plant


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