Plant Species List

The plants listed below are an ongoing effort to document the many species that occur within the Environmental Studies Center. Data collection has taken place over the last ten years, and has been a collaborative effort involving faculty, students, volunteers and the Metro Greenspaces Program. Clicking on some plant names (as well as numbers listed after species name) will lead to photos that have been taken on campus.

Trees

Shrubs

Ferns

  • Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
  • Deer Fern (Blechnum spicant)
  • Lady fern (Athyrium filixfemina)
  • Licorice Fern (Polypodium glycyrrhiza)
  • Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)
  • Spiny Wood Fern (Dryopteris expansa)

 

Clubmosses

 

Horsetails

  • Common horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
  • Scouring-Rush (Equisetum hyemale)

Liverworts

 

Peat Mosses

 

True Mosses

 

Lichens

  • Candle Flame Lichen (Candelaria concolor)
  • Toy Soldiers (Cladonia bellidiflora)
  • Oakmoss Lichen (Evernia prunastri)
  • Forked Tube Lichen (Hypogymnia imshaugii)
  • Deflated Tube Lichen (Hypogymnia metaphysodes)
  • Hooded Tube Lichen (Hypogymnia physodes)
  • Powder-Headed Tube Lichen (Hypogymnia tubulosa)
  • Lung Lichen, Lungwart (Lobaria oregana)
  • Dotted Ramalina (Ramalina farinacea)
  • Angel's Hair (Ramalina thrausta)
  • Powdered Beard Lichen (Usnea lapponica)
  • Usnea pacificana
  • Usnea subserilis
  • Pin-Cushion Sunburst Lichen (Xanthoria polycarpa)

Grasses

  • Bent Grass (Agrostis sp.)
  • Manna Grass (Glyceria sp.)
  • Meadow Foxtail (Alopecurus pralensis)
  • Reed Canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea)
  • Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea)
  • Timothy Grass (Phleum pratense)
  • Velvet Grass (Holcus lanatus)
  • Whitlow Grass (Draba verna)

Sedges

  • Sedge (Carex sp.)

Rushes

  • Rush (Juncus sp.)
  • Spike Rush (Eleocharis sp.)

 

Westside forest path

Herbs