Trees & Plants of Crow Island Woods

Crow Island is a unique ecosystem which is home to nearly 100 native species of plants and some non-native ones. Crow Island Woods is lovely and always changing, with something to see in every season: April, May, June, July, August, Fall, and even Winter.

What's blooming now? See if you can find all of these plants during your visit.

The trees & plants you're likely to see at Crow Island include:


Trees


Box Elder
Acer negundo

Silver Maple
Acer saccharinum

Sugar Maple
Acer saccharum

Shagbark Hickory
Carya ovata

Northern Catalpa
Catalpa speciosa

Eastern Redbud
Cercis canadensis

White Ash
Fraxinus americana

Black Walnut
Juglans nigra

Sweet Gum
Liquidambar styraciflua

Eastern White Pine
Pinus strobus

Eastern Cottonwood
Populus deltoides

Black Cherry
Prunus serotina

Chokecherry
Prunus virginiana

White Oak
Quercus alba

Swamp White Oak
Quercus bicolor

Bur Oak
Quercus macrocarpa

Chinkapin Oak
Quercus muehlenbergii

Northern Red Oak
Quercus rubra

Bebb's Oak
Quercus x bebbiana

Buckthorn
Rhamnus cathartica

Princeton American Elm
Ulmus americana 'Princeton'

Ferns


Ostrich Fern
Matteuccia struthiopteris

Sensitive Fern
Onoclea sensibilis

Cinnamon Fern
Osmunda cinnamomea

Vines


Virginia Creeper
Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Poison Ivy
Toxicodendron radicans

Riverbank Grape
Vitis riparia

And Lots of Grasses, Sedges & Wildflowers!


Sweet Flag
Acorus calamus

White Baneberry
Actaea pachypoda

Tall Agrimony
Agrimonia gryposepala

Red Top
Agrostis alba

Common Water Plantain
Alisma subcordatum

Garlic Mustard
Alliaria petiolata

Wild Leek
Allium tricoccum

Big Blue Stem
Andropogon gerardii

Little Bluestem Grass
Andropogon scoparius

Wood Anemone
Anemone quinquefolia

Common Burdock
Arctium minus

Jack-In-The-Pulpit
Arisaema triphyllum

Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata

Common Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca

Hairy Aster
Aster pilosus

Drummond's Aster
Aster sagittifolius drummondii

Hungarian Brome
Bromus inermis

Marsh Marigold
Caltha palustris

Wild Hyacinth
Camassia scilloides

Gray Sedge
Carex grayi

Common Lake Sedge
Carex lacustris

Rosy Sedge
Carex rosea

Wild Senna
Cassia hebecarpa

Blue Cohosh
Caulophyllum thalictroides

Turtlehead
Chelone glabra

Water Hemlock
Cicuta maculata

Canada Thistle
Cirsium arvense

Lily Of The Valley
Convallaria majalis

Grey Dogwood
Cornus racemosa

Crown Vetch
Coronilla varia

American Hazelnut
Corylus americana

Queen Anne's Lace
Daucus carota

Toothwort
Dentaria laciniata

American Beakgrain
Diarrhena americana

Common Teasel
Dipsacus fullonum

Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea

Barnyard Grass
Echinochloa crus-galli

Wild Cucumber
Echinocystics lobata

Winter Aconite
Eranthis hyemalis

Annual Fleabane
Erigeron annuus

White Trout Lily
Erythronium albidum

Winter Creeper
Euonymus fortunei

American Boneset
Eupatorium perfoliatum

Joe Pye Weed
Eutrochium purpureum

False Mermaid
Floerkea proserpinacoides

Virginia Wild Strawberry
Fragaria virginiana

Wild Geranium
Geranium maculatum

Creeping Charlie
Glechoma hederacea

Oxeye Sunflower
Heliopsis helianthoides

Old-Fashioned Daylily
Hemerocallis fulva

Cow Parsnip
Heracleum maximum

Dame's Rocket
Hesperis matronalis

Alum Root
Heuchera richardsonii

Spanish Bluebell
Hyacinthoides hispanica

Eastern Waterleaf
Hydrophyllum virginianum

Jewelweed
Impatiens capensis

Southern Blue Flag
Iris virginica var. shrevei

Cardinal Flower
Lobelia cardinalis

Blue Cardinal Flower
Lobelia siphilitica

Purple Loosestrife
Lythrum salicaria

White Sweet Clover
Melilotus alba

Yellow Sweet Clover
Melilotus officinalis

Wild Mint
Mentha arvensis villosa

Virginia Bluebells
Mertensia virginica

Wild Bergamot
Monarda fistulosa

Catnip
Nepeta cataria

Beard Tongue
Penstemon digitalis

Lady's Thumb
Persicaria vulgaris

Reed Canary Grass
Phalaris arundinacea

Timothy
Phleum pratense

Common Reed
Phragmites australis

May-Apple
Podophyllum peltatum

Smooth Solomon's Seal
Polygonatum canaliculatum

Virginia Knotweed
Polygonum virginianum

Purslane
Portulaca oleracea

Lesser Celandine
Ranunculus ficaria

Swamp Buttercup
Ranunculus septentrionalis

Grey-Head Coneflower
Ratibida pinnata

Red Trillium
Recurvatum shayii

Japanese Rose
Rosa multiflora

Black Raspberry
Rubus occidentalis

Cutleaf Coneflower
Rudbeckia laciniata

Bitterdock
Rumex obtusifolius

Broadleaf Arrowhead
Sagittaria latifolia

Bloodroot
Sanguinaria canadensis

Siberian Squill
Scilla siberica

Giant Foxtail
Setaria faberi

Cup Plant
Silphium perfoliatum

Black Nightshade
Solanum americanum

Grass-Leaved Goldenrod
Solidago graminifolia

Rough Goldenrod
Solidago rugosa

Indian Grass
Sorghastrum nutans

Prairie Dropseed
Sporobolus heterolepis

Foam Flower
Tiarella cordifolia

Ohio Spiderwort
Tradescantia ohiensis

Wood Lily
Trillium grandiflorum

Cattail
Typha latifolia

Common Mullein
Verbascum thapsus

American Blue Vervain
Verbena hastata

Culver's Root
Veronicastrum virginicum

Viburnum - American Cranberrybush
Viburnum trilobum

Periwinkle
Vinca minor

Smooth Yellow Violet
Viola pubescens var. eriocarpa

Common Blue Violet
Viola sororia

Golden Alexander
Zizia aurea