Watershed Field Guide: Plants

The list below highlights commonly found herbaceous plants within the Doan Brook watershed, from data sources 1979-1997. For compiled historic data on trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants of the watershed, see the Doan Brook Handbook, Appendix G. For a list of native Ohio plants, including trees, shrubs, vines and groundcovers, see the OSU Bulletin.

Plant Location Key:
p = plateau    r = stream ravines    s = swampy areas on plateau    
e = escarpment edge    l = lake plain    * = non-native

COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME LOCATION
Aster Aster sp. re   p
Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis p
Cattail Typha sp. s  p  *
Cinquefoil, old field Potentilla simplex p
Cuckoo flower Cardamine pratensis p
Dandelion Taraxacum officinale r  p  *
Daylily Hemerocallus fulva p  *
Dock, curly Humex crispus e  p
Fern, Christmas Polysticum acrostichoides p
Fern, sensitive Onoclea sensibilis s  p
Garlic, wild Allium vineale p
Geranium, wild Geraniium maculatum p
Goldenrod, wreath Solidago caesia p  r  e
Goldenrod, field Solidago canadensis p  r  e
Grape, summer Vitis aestivalis p
Grass, orchard Dactylis glomerata p
Grass, sweet vernal Anthoxanthum odoratum p
Groovebur Agrimonia sp. p
Horsetail Equisetum arvense p
  Iris, yellow Iris psuedecorus p  *
Ivy, English Hedera helix l  p  *
  Jack-in-the-pulpit Arisaema sp. p
  Jewelweed Impatiens capensis  s  r  p
Knotweed, Japanese Polygonum cuspidatum e  p  *
  Ladysthumb, spotted Polygonum persicaria e  I
  Lily of the Valley Convallaria majalis p  *
  Dogtooth violet Erythronium americanum p
  Lily, white fawn Erythronium albidum p
  Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum p
  Milfoil, Eurasian water Myriophyllum spicatum p
  Moneywort, or creeping jenny Lysimachia nummularia p
  Mustard, garlic Alliaria petiolata p  r  e  *
  Common periwinkle Vinca minor l  p
  Nightshade, climbing Solanum dulcamara r  p *
  Nightshade, enchanter's  Circaea quadrisulcata s  r
  Nightshade, broad-leaf enchanter's  Circaea lutetiana p
  Plaintain, common Plantago major p  *
  Pondweed Potamogeton crispus p
  Rocket, yellow Barbarea vulgaris p  *
  Rush, spike Eleocharis sp. p
  Rush, wood Luzula sp. p
  Sedge, wetlands Carex sp. p
  Skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus p
  Solomon's seal  Polygonatum sp. p
  Sweetflag Acorus calamus p
  Toothwort, cutleaf Dentaria laciniata p
  Violet, common blue Viola papilionacea p *
  Swamp smartweed Polygonum hydropiperoides e