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Snapshots

  1. Reed Canary Grass

    Snapshot Title: Reed Canary Grass
    Taken by: Matthew Opdyke

    Image: Wingfield Pines: Herbaceous Plant Survey
    Image Owner: Matthew Opdyke



    Description:

    Reed canary grass (Phalaris arunidinacea) is native to Pennsylvania; but it has the potential to out-compete other plants in wetland habitats. It is identified by its height that exceeds 6 feet in the...



  2. Creeping Jenny

    Snapshot Title: Creeping Jenny
    Taken by: Matthew Opdyke

    Image: Wingfield Pines: Herbaceous Plant Survey
    Image Owner: Matthew Opdyke



    Description:

    Creeping jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) is a non-native plant in Pennsylvania. It spreads across the ground in such high density that if left unchecked, it can prevent the growth of other plants. It is...



  3. Crownvetch

    Snapshot Title: Crownvetch
    Taken by: Matthew Opdyke

    Image: Wingfield Pines: Herbaceous Plant Survey
    Image Owner: Matthew Opdyke



    Description:

    Crownvetch (Securigera varia) is a non-native plant in Pennsylvania. Often seen along roadsides and parking lots, it is a low-growing vine with pink or white flower heads. Its deep, tenacious roots al...



  4. Sedges

    Snapshot Title: Sedges
    Taken by: Matthew Opdyke

    Image: Wingfield Pines: Herbaceous Plant Survey
    Image Owner: Matthew Opdyke



    Description:

    The grass-like leaves in the background is a sedge. Sedges may look like grass but the stem of a sedge is triangular and the stem of grasses is round. The two most common sedges at Wingfield Pines is ...



  5. Purple Loosestrife

    Snapshot Title: Purple Loosestrife
    Taken by: Matthew Opdyke

    Image: Wingfield Pines: Herbaceous Plant Survey
    Image Owner: Matthew Opdyke



    Description:

    The attractive, purple flowers is purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). It is a non-native species in Pennsylvania, which commonly inhabits wetlands. Its aggressive seed production of 2 million seed...



  6. Curly Dock

    Snapshot Title: Curly Dock
    Taken by: Matthew Opdyke

    Image: Wingfield Pines: Herbaceous Plant Survey
    Image Owner: Matthew Opdyke



    Description:

    Curly dock (Rumex crispus) is a non-native plant in Pennsylvania. It is identifed by its curled leaves; and seeds that are divided by three membranes. In summer, the plant dries out leaving behind a 3...



  7. American Water Horehound

    Snapshot Title: American Water Horehound
    Taken by: Matthew Opdyke

    Image: Wingfield Pines: Herbaceous Plant Survey
    Image Owner: Matthew Opdyke



    Description:

    American water horehound (Lycopus americanus) is a native plant in Pennsylvania. Its leaves are deeply divided and it has small white flowers. In 2010, it accounted for 10% of all plants at Wingfield ...