Flora and Fauna of Mine Falls Park

(Page 5)

©2011, 2012 Bruce A. Conti



Jack-in-the-Pulpit
    

Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed, Polygonum cuspidatum.

Spotted Knapweed
    

Spotted Knapweed, Centaurea maculosa, a member of the Sunflower Family, is common in undisturbed open fields with full sun exposure. It's 'spotted' primarily along powerline right-of-ways through the park and in the wasteland fields near the Millyard.


Lily of the Valley



Locust Borer
     
Locust Borer, Megacyllene robiniae, on goldenrod in September.


Maiden Pink

Maiden Pink, Dianthus deltoides, or possibly the closely related Deptford Pink. The larger flowers indicate the Maiden species.


Mallard Ducks

     

Many-Zoned Polypores
      

A variety of many-zoned 'versicolor' polypores found on dead trees and fallen logs throughout the park.

      

Marsh St. Johnswort
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Marsh St. Johnswort, Hypericum virginicum, an aquatic variety of the herb growing in the shallows of Mill Pond.


Milkweed (Common)

     
Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, seeds released from pods early autumn.


'Morning Glory' Hedge Bindweed

This 'Morning Glory' or Hedge Bindweed, Convolvulus sepium, is an intertwined vine climbing out of the thicket along the Spine Trail between the Nashua River and Oxbow Pond (The Cove).


Common Mullein
      

Common Mullein, Verbascum thapsus, a familiar sight in open areas. These plants were photographed mid-summer on a sunny bank of the power canal.


Mushrooms
    
    
Various mushrooms found throughout the park.


Orange Jelly

      
Orange Jelly, Darcymyces palmatus.

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