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Vascular Plants of the Gorge at
Buttermilk Falls State Park (Ithaca, NY)
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Checklist of Vascular Plants - Visitor Center.
     
  The majority of land within the lower visitor center is "human disturbed". In addition to the park office and toll booth, there is a large parking lot, restrooms, picnic areas, grassy lawns, a large swimming hole just below the main falls, and a few weedy, untended, plantings.  Most of the trees and shrubs have been introduced (planted). The only semi-natural part of the visitor center section is a wooded area immediately at the base of a high cliff. Those desiring a cooler, shady spot on a hot summer day, may find respite in those woods.  
     

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Abbreviations Used
  F Ferns or fern relatives E Exotic (non-native) species
  S / V Shrubs or woody vines N Native species
  T Trees    
  W / G Herbaceous flowering plants, incl. graminoids    
         
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Species............

Plant Form Nativity

Plant Family......

Acer negundo

T

N

Sapindaceae

Acer platanoides

T

E

Sapindaceae

Acer rubrum

T

N

Sapindaceae

Anthemis arvensis

W / G

E

Asteraceae

Arenaria serpyllifolia

W / G

E

Caryophylaceae

Asclepias syriaca

W / G

N

Apocynaceae

Cardamine hirsuta

W / G

E

Brassicaceae

Celastrus orbiculatus

S / V

E

Celastraceae

Chelidonium majus

W / G

E

Papaveraceae

Conyza canadensis

W / G

N

Asteraceae

Cornus racemosa

S / V

N

Cornaceae

Fraxinus americana

T

N

Oleaceae

Galium album

W / G

E

Rubiaceae

Gleditsia triacanthos

T

E

Fabaceae

Hesperis matronalis

W / G

E

Brassicaceae

Lamium purpureum

W / G

E

Lamiaceae

Liriodendron tulipifera

T

N

Magnoliaceae

Lobelia siphilitica

W / G

N

Campanulaceae

Medicago lupulina

W / G

E

Fabaceae

Mertensia virginica

W / G

N

Boraginaceae

Penstemon hirsutus

W / G

N

Plantaginaceae

Platanus occidentalis

T

N

Platanaceae

Potentilla recta

W / G

E

Rosaceae

Quercus macrocarpa

T

N

Fagaceae

Rosa multiflora

S / V

E

Rosaceae

Rosa virginiana

S / V

N

Rosaceae

Rubus allegheniensis

S / V

N

Rosaceae

Securigera varia

W / G

E

Fabaceae

Symphyotrichum cordifolium

W / G

N

Asteraceae

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

W / G

N

Asteraceae

Symphyotrichum pilosum

W / G

N

Asteraceae

Thuja occidentalis

T

N

Cupressaceae

Toxicodendron radicans

S / V

N

Anacardiaceae

Trifolium dubium

W / G

E

Fabaceae

Verbascum blattaria

W / G

E

Scrophulariaceae

Veronica chamaedrys

W / G

E

Plantaginaceae

Veronica persica

W / G

E

Plantaginaceae

Vincetoxicum rossicum

S / V

E

Apocynaceae

       

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