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medicinal trail field notes 6-17-09
posted on Wednesday, June 17th 2009 3:15 pm

today i spent a couple hours pulling invasives (mostly honeysuckle, haven’t made it up to the porcelain berry yet) and identifying trees. idnr puts out an awesome forest trees of illinois book that i have coveted for a long time but yet have scored for myself. i borrowed a friend’s so i could figure out what some of the trees are. to date, here is a list of trees i have identified:

black walnut
pumpkin ash
slippery elm
box elder

i was stoked to see so many slippery elm out there today. there were a lot of little saplings, most being choked out by the honeysuckle which i removed today. this is going to be a long, long project to see to completion! there are more invasives than i first realized and i’ve barely even begun.

plants i do know
posted on Wednesday, June 10th 2009 10:23 pm
ok, so i don’t know what these are but they are beautiful to look at.

prickly greenbrier, much taller than the one in my yard.jewelweed
the ginger i planted is settling in nicely.

plants on the trail
posted on Thursday, May 14th 2009 8:32 am

i’ve started my master naturalist internship project and am trying to identify some plants. can anyone tell me what these are?

these first two shots are the same plant, just side and top view:
i believe this one is called ‘snow-on-the-mountain’ (Aegopodium podagraria):
this one reminds me of lupines: