Flora and Fauna of Mine Falls Park
©2011, 2012 Bruce A. Conti
Canada Mayflower, Maianthemum canadense, a member of the Lily Family, carpets sections of the pine woodlands with white flowers in the spring.
This male cardinal posed briefly for a photo before continuing on his way along the shore of Oxbow Pond (The Cove).
The bright red blossoms of the Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis, a rare sight on the banks of the Nashua River.
Celandine, Chelidonium majus, a member of the Poppy Family, grows in small populations throughout the park where exposed to partial sun along trails and woodland borders, flowering spring into summer.
The Cinnamon Fern is identified by its tall central fertile stalks.
White Clover, Trifolium repens, and Red Clover, Trifolium pratense, familiar members of the Pea Family.
Cornflower, C. cyanus, is similar to Knapweed but not as common in the area. The bright blue flower differentiates a Cornflower from Knapweed.
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