My survey site is located at the Olentangy river wetlands, along the river side. The area is mostly woody plants but there are grasses and forbs mixed in; especially long the paths and river banks. There is even grasses going in the middle of the river; the river has a dam at one end and the water is a few feet deep. There are foot paths going around the river that are used frequently.
American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
the wood of this tree can be used to make furniture, boxes and even baskets.
White Mulberry (Morus alba)
The mulberry tree has edible fruits and white mulberry tree leaves are also the primary food source for silkworms.
Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii)
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)
American Sanicle (Sanicula marilandica )
People have used sanicle as medicine to sooth swollen/irritated throats.
Common Burdock (Arctium minus)
The roots of burdock are edible and the roots, leaves and seed can be used as medicine that people use for anything from acne to cancer.
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
Sidewalk Firedot Lichen
Powdered Fringe Lichen
high and low CC
Yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis dillenii) CC:0
Yellow wood sorrel has alternate leaves that are trifoliate, with an umbel inflorescence. This plant is edible used in salads, teas and sour snacks.
Ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) CC:0
Ragweed is made up of many fern like leaflets. They have inconspicuous flowers that look like yellowish bumps. Ragweed is the prime source of allergies in North America.
Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) CC:6
Pawpaws have large oval slightly shiny leaves. their fruits are light yellow/green that around five inches big. These fruits are edible and very popular to bake with.
Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) CC:7
Sycamores have alternate leaves with 3 to 5 lobes; the bark at the top of the tree is white and smooth while the bark at the bottom in grey-brown color. The wood of this tree can be used to make furniture, boxes and even baskets.