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Flora at the Falls of the Ohio State Park

List compiled by Bill Adams

*designates introduced species

Links under Common Name will connect you to photos taken at Falls or surrounding area.

Links under Scientific Name will connect you with the USDA Plants Database.

Click here for a link to a brochure on Invasive Plants in Indiana

Any sharp photos of plants on the list that we do not already have are welcome for consideration. Photographs should be from Indiana or Kentucky. Credit will be given, but the copyright for any images must be yours. Contact us at park @ fallsoftheohio.org.

Common Name                                                          Scientific Name

 

VELVETLEAF*                                                     ABUTILON THEOPHRASTI

ROUGHPODDED MERCURY*                          ACALYPHA OSTRYIFOLIA

THREESEEDED MERCURY                             ACALYPHA VIRGINICA (A. rhomboidea)

BOXELDER                                                          ACER NEGUNDO

RED MAPLE                                                         ACER RUBRUM

SILVER MAPLE                                                   ACER SACCHARINUM

SUGAR MAPLE                                                   ACER SACCHARUM

JAPANESE CHAFF FLOWER*                        ACHYRANTHES JAPONICA

OHIO BUCKEYE                                                  AESCULUS GLABRA

TREE OF HEAVEN*                                            AILANTHUS ALTISSIMA

SMALL WATER PLAINTAIN                               ALISMA SUBCORDATUM

GARLIC MUSTARD*                                            ALLIARIA OFFICINALIS (A. petiolata)

FIELD GARLIC*                                                    ALLIUM VINEALE

SLENDER AMARANTH*                                     AMARANTHUS HYBRIDUS

COMMON RAGWEED                                        AMBROSIA ARTEMISIIFOLIA (A. elatior)

GREAT RAGWEED                                             AMBROSIA TRIFIDA

SESSILE TOOTHCUP                                        AMMANNIA ROBUSTA   

INDIGOBUSH                                                        AMORPHA FRUTICOSA

HONEYVINE or BLUEVINE                                AMPELAMUS ALBIDUS (Cynanchum laeve)

AMERICAN AMPELOPSIS                                 AMPELOPSIS CORDATA

HOG PEANUT                                                      AMPHICARPAEA BRACTEATA

LITTLE BLUESTEM                                             ANDROPOGON SCOPARIUS

GROUNDNUT                                                       APIOS AMERICANA

INDIAN HEMP                                                       APOCYNUM CANNABINUM

COMMON BURDOCK*                                       ARCTIUM MINUS

GREEN DRAGON                                                ARISAEMA DRACONTIUM

ANNUAL WORMWOOD*                                    ARTEMISIA ANNUA

COMMON MUGWORT*                                       ARTEMISIA VULGARIS

RIVER CANE                                                        ARUNDINARIA GIGANTEA

WILD GINGER                                                      ASARUM CANADENSE

SWAMP MILKWEED                                           ASCLEPIAS INCARNATA

PAWPAW                                                              ASIMINA TRILOBA

CALICO ASTER                                                   ASTER LATERIFLORUS

HEATH ASTER (FROSTWEED)                        ASTER PILOSUS

WINTERCRESS                                                   BARBAREA VULGARIS

RIVER BIRCH                                                       BETULA NIGRA

SPANISH NEEDLES                                           BIDENS BIPINNATA

NODDING BUR MARIGOLD                              BIDENS CERNUA

BEGGAR TICKS                                                  BIDENS FRONDOSA

TICKSEED SUNFLOWER                                  BIDENS POLYLEPIS  (B. aristosa)

CROSS VINE                                                        BIGNONIA CAPREOLATA

FALSE NETTLE                                                   BOEHMERIA CYLINDRICA

PAPER MULBERRY*                                          BROUSSONETIA PAPYRIFERA

TRUMPET CREEPER                                       CAMPSIS RADICANS

SHEPARD'S PURSE*                                       CAPSELLA BURSA-PASTORIS

HOARY (or HAIRY) BITTER CRESS                CARDAMINE HIRSUTA

PENNSYLVANIA BITTER CRESS                   CARDAMINE PENSYLVANICA

GRAY'S SEDGE                                                 CAREX GRAYI

S. WILD SENNA                                                 CASSIA MARILANDICA  (Senna m.)

WILD SENSITIVE PLANT                                 CASSIA NICTITANS (INDIANA WATCH LIST)

NORTHERN CATALPA                                     CATALPA SPECIOSA

AMERICAN HACKBERRY                                CELTIS OCCIDENTALIS

BUTTONBUSH                                                   CEPHALANTHUS OCCIDENTALIS

WILD CHERVIL                                                  CHAEROPHYLLUM PROCUMBENS

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Updated November 10, 2015