Meduxnekeag River Association

Meduxnekeag Flora

  1. Rare Appalachian Hardwood Forest Plants
  2. Appalachian Hardwood Forest Trees
  3. Other Flowering Plant Species
  4. Other Forest Trees
  5. Some Plants of Other Forest Types
  6. Some Other Common Plants
  7. Some Shrubs
  8. Some Common Ferns

Some Other Common Plants

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara); non-native; dandelion-like; usually the first plant to bloom in Spring; likes open, waste, gravelly places in full sun, often in large numbers, followed by large flat, low leaves persisting into fall.  
Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia); aquatic, named for the shape of its large leaves; around the shallow edges of ponds, lakes and marshes.  
Water Arum (Calla palustris); aquatic; heart-shaped leaves, “floating” showy white flowers.  
Aster (Aster spp.); a widespread family of plants found in many habitats, woodland, meadow, and roadside; most species flower in late summer or early fall; most have white or blue flowers.  
Chicory (cichorium intybus); non-native; usually found on roadsides; attractive blue flowers, opening a few at a time throughout summer.  
Goldenrod (Solidago spp.); many species of Goldenrod are found here; most flower in late summer and fall; habitat preferences are open woods, edges, meadows, and roadsides.  
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata); non-native, invasive, found in many forest areas; up to 1 metre tall, branched, white flowers in Spring; becomes dominant in some areas, sometimes crowding out native plants.  
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis); brilliant red flowers in summer; uncommon in the watershed, found mostly in damp habitats, often along small streams.  
Wild Cucumber (Echinocystis lobata); a vine, up to 5 metres or more long; often near streambanks; has a spiny, small, cucumber-shaped fruit in late summer.  
Blue Flag (Iris versicolor); wild iris, found in wetland areas, usually in clumps; violet-blue flowers in spring to early summer.  
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria); non-native, aggressive, invasive species; found in wetlands, stream edges, and roadside ditches; thought to crowd out native wetland species if it becomes established.   






Community Stewardship for the Meduxnekeag Watershed Region
Last update : October 6, 2005