Return to CRPR Index Page
An agency of the Centre Region Council of Governments, State College, PA 16801
Register Online

THOMPSON WOODS PRESERVE - PLANT SURVEY
Prepared by Ralph O. Mumma, Ph.D.
Developed in 2005 & 2006; updated 2 Jun 07

Our thanks to Dr. Mumma for his volunteer service to prepare and update this survey.

TREES

            Common Name                                              Latin Name

                                                            Species                                                Family

Box Elder                                           Acer negundo                         Aceraceae
Catalpa                                               Catalpa bignonioides             Bignoniaceae
Cherry, Black                                     Prunus serotina                      Rosaceae
Dogwood, Alternate-leaved               Cornus alternifolia                 Cornaceae
Dogwood, Flowering                          Cornus florida                        Cornaceae
Elm, American                                   Ulmus Americana                   Ulmaceae
Elm, Slippery                                     Ulmus rubra                           Ulmaceae
Hickory, Shagbark                              Carya ovata                            Juglandaceae
Honey Locust                                     Gleditsia triacanthos              Caesalpiniaceae
Linden, American (Bass)                    Tilia Americana                      Tiliaceae
Locust, Black                                     Robinia psuedo-acacia           Fabaceae
Maple, Norway                                   Acer platanoides                     Aceraceae
Maple, Red                                         Acer rubrum                           Aceraceae
Oak, Bur (Mossycup Oak,260 points)Quercus macrocarpa (13.75’ in circum.) Fagaceae
Oak, Black                                          Quercus velutina                    Fagaceae
Oak, Red                                             Quercus rubra                        Fagaceae
Qak, White                                         Quercus alba                          Fagaceae
Pine, Scotch                                        Pinus sylvestris                       Pinaceae
Pine, White                                         Pinus strobes                          Pinaceae
Spruce, Norway                                  Picea abies                             Pinaceae
Tree-of-heaven                                   Ailanthus altissima                 Simaroubaceae
Tulip Tree                                           Liriodendron tulipifera           Magnoliaceae
Walnut, Black                                     Jugans nigra                           Juglandaceae

SHRUBS, VINES

            Common Name                                              Latin Name

                                                            Species                                                Family

Barberry, Japanese                             Berberis thunberg                   Berberidaceae
Bittersweet, Asiatic                            Celastrus orbiculatus             Celastraceae
Blackberry, Common                         Rubus allegheniensis              Rosaceae
Black-haw                                          Viburnum prunifilium             Caprifoliaceae
Catbrier                                               Smilax rotundifolia                 Smilacaceae
Carrion-flower                                     Smilax herbacea                     Smilacaceae
Climbing False-buckweat                   Polygonum scandens              Polygonaceae
Dogwood, Pale                                   Cornus oblique                       Cornaceae
Dogwood, Panicked (Gray)                Cornus recemosa                    Cornaceae
Elder, Common                                  Sambucus Canadensis            Caprifoliaceae
Gooseberry, Prickly                            Ribes cynosbati                       Grossulariaceae
Grapes. Summer                                 Vitis aestivalis                        Vitaceae
Hawthorn                                            Crataegus sp                          Rosaceae
Honeysuckle, Amur                            Lonicera maackii                    Caprifoliaceae
Honeysuckle                                       Lonicera tatarica complex     Caprifoliaceae
Jetbead                                              Rhodotypos scandens             Rosaceae
Maple-leaved Viburnum                    Viburnum acerifolium            Caprifoliaceae
New Jersey Tea                                  Ceanothus americanus           Rhamnaceae
Poison Ivy                                          Toxicadendron radicans         Anacardiaceae
Privit                                                   Ligustrum vulgare                  Oleraceae
Raspberry, Black                                Rubus occidentalis                 Rosaceae
Rose, Multiflora                                 Rosa multiflora                       Rosaceae
Rose, Pasture                                      Rosa Carolina                        Rosaceae
Russian Olive                                     Elaeagnus angustifolia           Elaeagnaceae
Spicebush                                           Lindera bezoin                        Lauraceae
Sumac, Staghorn                                Rhus typhina                           Anacardiaceae
Sweet Autumn Clematis                     Clematis terniflora                 Ranunculaceae
Virginia-creeper                                 Parthenocissus quinquefolia  Vitaceae
Winged Euonymus                             Euonymus alata                      Celastraceae
Yew                                                    Taxus sp                                  Taxaceae

HERBS

            Common Name                                  Latin Name

                                                            Species                                                Family

Agrimony                                           Agrimonia sp                          Rosaceae
Anemone, Rue                                   Anemonella thalictroides        Ranunculaceae
Aniseroot                                            Osmorhiza longistylis             Apiaceae
Asparagus                                           Asparagus officinalis              Liliaceae
Aster, Blue Wood (Heart-leaved)       Aster cordifolius var. cordifolius        Asteraceae
Aster, Calico                                       Aster lateriflorus                    Asteraceae
Aster, Heath                                       Aster pilosus                           Asteraceae
Aster, Lowrie’s Blue Wood               Symphyotrichum lowrieanum Asteraceae
Aster, Narrow-leaved White-topped  Aster solidagineus                  Asteraceae      
Aster, New England                           Aster novae-angliae               Asteraceae

Aster, Simple (Panicled)                    Aster lanceolatus ssp simplex Asteraceae
Aster, Small White                             Aster vimineus                        Asteraceae
Aster, White Wood                             Aster divaricatus                    Asteraceae
Avens, Rough                                     Geum laciniatum                    Rosaceae
Avens, White                                      Geum canadense                    Rosaceae
Bedstraw, Rough                                Galium asprellum                   Rubiaceae
Bedstraw, White (Wild Madder)        Galium mollugo                      Rubiaceae
Birdsfoot Trefoil                                 Lotus corniculus                     Fabaceae
Bittersweet Nightshade                      Solanum dulcamara               Solanaceae
Bishop’s Goutweed                            Aegopodium podagraria        Apiaceae
Blackberry, Common                         Rubus allegheniensis              Rosaceae
Black-eyed Susan,j                             Rudbeckia hirta                      Asteraceae
Black Medick                                     Medicago lupulina                 Fabaceae
Blue-eyed Grass                                 Sisyrinchium mucronatum      Iridaceae
Burdock, Commom                            Arctium minus                        Asteraceae
Buttercup, Common                           Ranunculus acris                    Ranunculaceae
Buttercup, Creeping                           Ranunculus repens                 Ranunculaceae
Buttercup, Kidneyleaf(Small-flowered Crowfoot)Ranunculus abortivus    Ranunculaceae
Catnip                                                 Nepeta cataria                        Lamiaceae
Celandine                                           Chelidonium majus                 Papaperaceae
Chickweed, Common                         Stellaria media                       Caryophyllaceae
Cinquefoil, Dwarf                              Potentilla canadensis             Rosaceae
Cinquefoil, Rough-Fruited                 Potentilla recta                       Rosaceae
Cleavers                                              Galium asparine                     Rubiaceae
Clover, Red                                        Trifolium pretense                  Fabaceae
Clover, White Sweet                          Melilotus alba                         Fabaceae
Clover, Yellow Sweet                        Melilotus offinalis                   Fabaceae
Cranebill, Bickneii’s                          Geranium bicknelli                 Geraniaceaei
Crown-vetch                                       Coronilla varia                       Fabaceae
Daisy, Ox-Eye                                    Chrysanthemum leucanthemum         Asteraceae
Dandelion, Common                          Taraxacum officinale             Asteraceae
Dame’s Rocket                                   Herperis matronalis               Brassiaceae
Day Lily                                             Hemerocallis fulva                 Liliaceae
Dead Nettle, Purple                            Lamium purpureum                Lamiaceae
Deptford Pink                                     Dianthus armeria                   Caryophyllaceae
Dock, Broad                                       Rumex obtusifolius                 Polygonaceae
Dock, Curled                                      Rumex crispus                        Polygonaceae
Dock, Patience                                    Rumex patientia                      Polygonaceae
Dogbane, Spreading                           Apocynum androsaemifolium Apocynaceae
Evening Primrose                               Oenothera biennis                  Onagraceae
False Solomon’s Seal                         Smilacina racemosa               Liliaceae
Fleabane, Common                            Erigeron philadelphicus         Asteraceae
Fleabane, Daisy                                  Erigeron annuus                     Asteraceae
Garlic Mustard                                   Alliaria officinalis                  Brassiaceae
Geranium, Wild                                  Geranium maculatum             Geraniaceae
Goldenrod, Early                                Solidago juncea                      Asteraceae
Goldenrod, Elm-leaved                      Solidago ulmifolia                  Asteraceae
Goldenrod, Lance-leaved                   Solidago graminifilia              Asteraceae
Goldenrod, Late (Tall)                        Solidago altissima                  Asteraceae
Goldenrod, Rough-stemmed              Solidago rugosa                     Asteraceae 
Ground Ivy                                         Glechoma hederacea              Lamiaceae
Hawkweed, King-devil (Field)           Hieracium caespitosum (pretense)     Asteraceae
Hepatica                                             Hepatica nobilis var. obtuse   Ranunculaceae
Honewort                                            Cryptotaenia Canadensis       Apiaceae
Indian Tobacco                                   Lobelia inflate                        Campanulaceae
Joe-Pye Weed, Spotted                        Eupatorium maculatum         Asteraceae
Knapweed, Spotted                            Centaurea maculosa               Asteraceae
Late-flowering Boneset                      Eupatorium serotinum            Asteraceae      
Lettuce, White (Rattlesnake-root)      Prenanthes alba                     Asteraceae      
Lily-of-the-valley                               Convallaria majalis                Liliaceae
Lobelia, Great Blue                            Lobelia siphilitica                   Campanulaceae
Longstalk Cranesbill                          Geranium columbinum ?        Geraniaceae
Loosestrife, Whorled                          Lysimachia quadrifolia          Primulaceae
Lopseed                                              Phryma leptostachya              Verbenaceae
Mayapple                                            Podophyllum peltatum           Berberidaceae
Milkweed, Common                           Asclepias syriaca                    Asclepiadaceae
Mint, Dwny Wood                             Blephilia ciliate                      Lamiaceae
Mint, Wild                                          Mentha arvensis                     Lamiaceae
Motherwort                                         Leonurus cardiaca                 Lamiaceae
Myrtle (Periwinkle)                            Vinca minor                            Apocynaceae
Nettle, False                                       Boehmeria cylindrical            Urticaceae
Nettle, Stinging                                  Urtica dioica                          Urticaceae
Onion, Nodding Wild                         Allium cernuum                      Liliaceae
Parsnip, Wild                                      Pastinaca sativa                     Apiaceae
Partridgeberry                                     Mitchella repens                     Rubiaceae
Pea, Everlasting                                  Lathyrus latifolius                  Fabaceae
Peppergrass, Wild                              Lepidium virginicum              Brassiaceae
Plantain, Common                              Plantago major                       Plantaginaceae
Pokeweed                                           Phytolacca Americana           Phytolaccaceae
Pussytoes, Field                                  Atennaria neglecta                 Asteraceae
Queen Anne’s Lace (Wild Carrot)     Daucus carota                        Apiaceae
Ragweed, Common                            Ambrosia artemisiifolia          Asteraceae
Ragwort, Golden                                Senecio aureus                       Asteraceae
Raspberry, Black                                Rubus occidentalis                 Rosaceae
Rue Anemone                                     Anemonella thalictroides        Ranunculaceae
Shepherd’s Purse                                Capsella bursa-pastoris         Brassiaceae
Solomon’s Seal, Smooth                    Polygonatum biflorum            Liliaceae
Sorrel, Yellow Wood                         Oxalis europaea                     Oxalidaceae
Speedwell, Common                          Veronica officinalis                Scrophulariaceae
Speedwell, Corn                                 Veronica arvensis                   Scrophulariaceae
Speedwell, Thyme-leaved                  Veronica serpyllifolia             Scrophulariaceae
Spotted Wintergreen                           Chimaphila maculate             Pyrolaceae
St. John’s-wort, Common                  Hypericum perforatum           Clusiaceae
St. John’s-wort, Spotted                     Hypericum punctatum            Clusiaceae
Star-grass, Yellow                              Hypoxis hirsute                       Liliaceae 
Stitchwort, Lesser                               Stellaria graminea                  Caryophyllaceae
Strawberry, Indian                              Duchesnea indica                   Rosaceae
Strawberry, Wild                                Fragaria virginiana               Rosaceae
Sweet Cicely                                      Osmorhiza claytoni                Apiaceae
Teasel                                                 Dipsacus sylvestris                 Dipsacaceae
Thimbleweed (Tall Anemone)           Anemone virginiana               Ranunculaceae
Thistle, Canada                                   Cirsium arvense                     Asteraceae
Thistle, Bull                                        Cirsium vulgare                      Asteraceae
Thistle, Pasture                                   Cirsium pumilium                   Asteraceae
Tickseed-sunflower                            Bidens aristosa                       Asteraceae
Tick Trefoil, Large-bracked               Desmodium cuspidatum         Fabaceae 
Tick Trefoil, Panicled                         Desmodium paniculatum        Fabaceae
Tick Trefoil, Pointed-leaved              Desmodium glutinosum          Fabaceae
Touch-me-not                                     Impatiens capensis                 Balsaminaceae
Touch-me-not                                     Impatiens pallida                    Balsaminaceae
Vervain, White                                   Verbena urticifolia                 Varbenaceae
Violet, Common Blue                        Viola papilionacea                 Violaceae
Violet, Great-Spurred                         Viola selkirkii                         Violaceae
Violet, Pale                                         Viola striata                            Violaceae
Watercress                                          Nasturtium officinale              Brassiaceae
White Campion                                  Lychnis alba                           Caryophyllaceae
White Snakeroot                                 Eupatoriun rugosum               Asteraceae
Wood Mint, Downy                           Blephilia ciliate                      Lamiaceae
Yarrow, Common                               Achillea millefolium               Asteraceae
Yellow Goatsbeard (Meadow salsify)Tragopogon pratensis             Asteraceae
Yellow Rocket (Winter Crest)            Barbarea vulgaris                  Brassiaceae

GRASSES, SEDGES

            Common Name                                  Latin Name

Brome Grass, Smooth                        Bromus inermus                     Poaceae
Dear-Tongue Grass                            Panicum clandestinum           Poaceae
Kentucky Bluegrass                           Poa pratensis                          Poaceae
Orchard Grass                                    Dactylis glomerata                 Poaceae
Purple-top                                           Tridens flavus                         Poaceae
Sweet Vernal Grass                            Anthoxanthum odoratum        Poaceae
Timothy                                              Phleum pretense                     Poaceae

FERNS

            Common Name                                  Latin Name

Christmas Fern                                   Polystichum acrostichoides    Ferns
Ebony Spleenwort                              Asplenium playneuron            Ferns
Woodfern, Spinulose (Fancy fern)     Dryopteris carthusiana          Ferns

The CRPR Authority is a publicly-funded, municipal agency serving 5 municipalities since 1966. The Authority also maintains 501c3 status.
© 1999-2016 All rights reserved.
The Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority
2643 Gateway Drive #1, State College, PA. USA 16801   (814)231-3071   Fax 814.235.7832