Bur Oak Woods
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Bur Oak Woods Nature Preserve is owned by the Shirley Heinze Land Trust and encompasses 84 acres. It is a bur oak savanna remnant that features mesic woodland areas, wet depressions and open sedge meadows. Many majestic bur oak trees found here are several hundred years old, spreading as wide as they are tall, as is typical of open-grown trees.

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Latin NameCommon NameMapStrataNative?
Acer negundobox elderYES
Acer rubrumred mapleYES
Acer saccharinumsilver mapleYES
Achillea millefoliumyarrow; milfoilYES
Actaea pachypodawhite baneberryYES
Agrimonia gryposepalatall agrimonyYES
Agrimonia parvifloraswamp agrimonyYES
Agrimonia pubescenssoft agrimonyYES
Ailanthus altissimatree of heavenNO [invasive]
Alliaria petiolatagarlic mustardNO [invasive]
Ambrosia artemisiifoliacommon ragweedYES
Ambrosia trifidagiant ragweedYES
Aquilegia canadensiswild columbineYES
Arisaema dracontiumgreen dragonYES
Arisaema triphyllumJack-in-the-pulpitYES
Asclepias syriacacommon milkweedYES
Aster  ?
Aster lanceolatus var. simplexpanicled asterYES
Aster novae-angliaeNew England asterYES
Athyrium filix-femina var. angustumlady fernYES
Berberis thunbergiiJapanese barberryNO [invasive]
Bidens  ?
Boehmeria cylindricarough false nettleYES
Carex  ?
Carex vulpinoideabrown fox sedgeYES
Carya ovatashagbark hickoryYES
Celtis occidentalishackberryYES
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgaremouse-ear chickweedNO
Chenopodium albumlamb's quartersNO
Chrysanthemum leucanthemumox-eye daisyNO [invasive]
Circaea  ?
Circaea lutetiana ssp. canadensisenchanter's nightshadeYES
Cirsium  ?
Cirsium altissimumtall thistleYES
Cirsium arvensefield thistle; Canada thistleNO [invasive]
Cirsium discolorpasture thistleYES
Cirsium muticumswamp thistle; fen thistleYES
Cirsium vulgarebull thistleNO [invasive]
Conyza canadensishorseweedYES
Cornus racemosagray dogwoodYES
Corylus americanaAmerican hazelnutYES
Crataegus  ?
Crataegus mollisdowny hawthornYES
Cryptotaenia canadensishonewortYES
Cyperus  ?
Daucus carotawild carrot; Queen Anne's laceNO [invasive]
Dryopteris carthusianaspinulose shield fernYES
Duchesnea indicaindian strawberryNO [invasive]
Eleocharis  ?
Elymus hystrix var. hystrixbottlebrush grassYES
Elymus virginicusVirginia wild ryeYES
Erechtites hieraciifolius var. hieraciifoliuspilewort, burnweed, white fireweedYES
Erigeron annuusannual fleabaneYES
Erigeron philadelphicusmarsh fleabaneYES
Erigeron strigosusdaisy fleabaneYES
Eryngium yuccifoliumrattlesnake masterYES
Euonymus alatuswinged euonymus; burning bushNO [invasive]
Euonymus europaeusEuropean spindle treeNO [invasive]
Eupatorium purpureumpurple Joe Pye weedYES
Eupatorium rugosumwhite snakerootYES
Eupatorium serotinumlate bonesetYES
Euthamia graminifoliacommon grass-leaved goldenrodYES
Fragaria virginianawild strawberryYES
Fraxinus pennsylvanicared ashYES
Galium aparineannual bedstraw; cleaversYES
Galium triflorumsweet-scented bedstrawYES
Geranium maculatumwild geraniumYES
Geum canadensewhite avens; wood avensYES
Glyceria striatafowl meadow grass; fowl manna grassYES
Hackelia virginianastickseedYES
Helianthus decapetaluspale sunflowerYES
Hieracium canadense var. fasciculatumCanada hawkweedYES
Hypericum punctatumspotted St. John's wortYES
Impatiens capensisspotted touch-me-not; orange jewelweedYES
Juncus  ?
Lactuca  ?
Ligustrum vulgarecommon privetNO [invasive]
Lindera benzoinspicebushYES
Lonicera  ?
Lonicera tataricaTartarian honeysuckleNO [invasive]
Lonicera x bellashowy fly honeysuckleNO [invasive]
Lycopus  ?
Lysimachia lanceolatalance-leaved loosestrifeYES
Maianthemum racemosumfeathery false Solomon's sealYES
Maianthemum stellatumstarry false Solomon's sealYES
Monarda fistulosawild bergamontYES
Morus albawhite mulberryNO [invasive]
Onoclea sensibilissensitive fernYES
Oxalis strictatall wood sorrelYES
Panicumpanic grass ?
Parthenocissus quinquefoliaVirginia creeperYES
Penstemon digitalisfoxglove beard tongueYES
Penthorum sedoidesditch stonecropYES
Persicaria arifoliahalberd-leaved tear-thumbYES
Persicaria virginianawoodland knotweedYES
Phalaris arundinaceareed canary grassNO [invasive]
Phytolacca americanapokeweedYES
Pilea pumilaclearweedYES
Plantago rugeliired-stalked plantainYES
Poa pratensisKentucky blue grassNO [invasive]
Podophyllum peltatumMay appleYES
Polygonatum biflorumsmooth Solomon's sealYES
Polygonum  ?
Populus deltoideseastern cottonwoodYES
Potentilla norvegicarough cinquefoil; Norway cinquefoilYES
Potentilla simplexcommon cinquefoil; silver common cinquefoilYES
Prenanthes albawhite lettuce; lion's footYES
Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolataself heal; carpenter's weedYES
Prunus serotinawild black cherryYES
Prunus virginianachoke cherryYES
Quercus albawhite oakYES
Quercus macrocarpabur oakYES
Quercus rubrared oakYES
Ranunculus abortivussmall-flowered buttercupYES
Ranunculus recurvatushooked buttercupYES
Rhamnus catharticacommon buckthornNO [invasive]
Rhamnus frangulaglossy buckthornNO [invasive]
Ribes americanumwild black currantYES
Robinia pseudoacaciablack locustNO [invasive]
Rosa multifloraJapanese rose; multiflora roseNO [invasive]
Rosa palustrisswamp roseYES
Rubus allegheniensiscommon blackberryYES
Rubus flagellariscommon dewberryYES
Rubus occidentalisblack raspberryYES
Rubus pensilvanicusYankee blackberryYES
Rudbeckia hirtablack-eyed SusanYES
Rumex obtusifoliusbitter dockNO [invasive]
Salix amygdaloidespeach-leaved willowYES
Sambucus canadensiselderberryYES
Sanicula gregariaclustered black snakerootYES
Scirpus cyperinuswool grassYES
Senecio glabellusbutterweedNO
Senecio vulgariscommon groundselNO
Setaria  ?
Smilax ecirrhataupright carrion flowerYES
Smilax lasioneuracommon carrion flowerYES
Smilax rotundifoliagreen brier; cat brierYES
Smilax tamnoidesbristly green brierYES
Solanum dulcamarabittersweet nightshadeNO [invasive]
Solanum ptychanthumblack nightshadeYES
Solidagogoldenrod ?
Solidago caesiablue-stemmed goldenrodYES
Solidago canadensisCanada goldenrodYES
Solidago gigantealate goldenrodYES
Sonchus NO
Sonchus asperspiny sow thistleNO
Taraxacum  ?
Taraxacum officinalecommon dandelionNO
Tilia americanabasswood; American lindenYES
Toxicodendron radicanspoison ivyYES
Trifolium  ?
Trifolium pratensered cloverNO [invasive]
Trifolium repenswhite cloverNO [invasive]
Trillium  ?
Typha x glaucahybrid cattailNO [invasive]
Ulmus rubraslippery elmYES
Verbena hastatablue vervainYES
Verbena urticifoliahairy white vervainYES
Verbesina alternifoliawingstemYES
Viburnum opulus var. opulusEuropean highbush cranberryNO [invasive]
Viburnum prunifoliumblack hawYES
Viola  ?
Viola pubescensyellow violetYES
Viola pubescens var. scabriusculayellow violetYES
Vitis ripariariverbank grapeYES
112 native20 unknown33 nonnative(26 invasive non-native)Species count : 165
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