Hello welcome to my Ohio plants page. My name is Ben and I am very excited to experience EEOB 2210 this semester! I hope you enjoy reading my page.

Low CC Plants-

Bryum Moss (Bryum caespiticium) CC#1-

 

Bryum is a moss that is commonly found in disturbed places. It is extremely hearty by nature and is able to flourish in areas where many other plants would not be able to grow at all much less efficiently. A fact about Bryum moss is that it can be found in extremely vast areas including almost the entire state of Ohio.

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) CC#1-

Black-eyed Susan is a wildflower that grows in prairies and other moderately restored sites. It belongs to the Asteraceae family and like many of its relatives it is currently thriving in the early fall season. A fact about Rudbeckia hirta is that it is one of a number of plants that share the common name Black-eyed Susan.

Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis) CC# 2-

Sensitive fern is a pinnate-pinnatifid fern that exists in mild dry-moist environments. Interestingly enough, the sensitive fern has gained its name from the way that it reacts to frost as it tends to curl and react in the cold temperature.

Common Horsetail (Equisetum hyemale) CC#2-

Common horsetail is a common pteridophyte found in dry-moist areas in milder climates. Common horsetail, also known as scouring rush or snake grass is  a vascular plant that can be found almost anywhere in the world. A fun fact about it, is that it is extremely closely related to ferns.

High CC Plants-

Red Mulberry (Morus rubra) CC#7-

Red mulberry is one of the three most commonly found species of mulberry. It grows in many climates but this specimen in particular was found in a temperature area. A fact to know about mulberries is that there are roughly 16 known species in the world but the most widely known are red, black, and white.

Dwarf Juniper (Juniperus communis) CC#8-

Dwarf Juniper is a conifer that, in its early stages of life, exists as seen above as a somewhat carpeted plant that spreads crossed the forest floor. It is hardly ever seen in its fully grown form of a small-medium sized evergreen tree. A fun fact about Dwarf Juniper is that it is native to many areas of the northern hemisphere but is not seen in the Southern Hemisphere.

White Oak (Quercus alba) CC#6-

White Oak is one species of one of the most commonly known trees in the world. It is characterized by its deeply lobed leaves and fruit referred to as acorns that are slightly smaller than many other of its oak counter types. A fun fact and easy identifier of the white oak is that its leaves are roughly 5-9 inches long and 2-4 inches wide and are often a lighter color than other oak leaves.

Northern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) CC#9-

Northern white Cedar is an evergreen tree that is characterized by its rather scaly leaves that exist in groupings that are extremely close to the branch or stem and do not distend from them. It has a very high coefficient of conservatism as it is often linked to very healthy and thriving environments and ecosystems throughout the country. It is also referred to as arborvitae for reason previously covered in this course. An interesting fact about the Northern White Cedar is that is grows quite well in zones graded by the USDA for hardness from a scale rating of 2-7.

Lichens-

Lemon Lichen (Candelaria concolor) and  Fluffy Dust Lichen (Lepraria finkii) CC# n/a-

Lemon and Fluffy dust lichens are both crustose lichens that grow most often on natural substrates. Each lichen is often observed existing side by side with the other and can be found in a large variety of ecosystems.