Battelle Darby Metro Park

My assignment in Battelle Darby Metro Park field trip was to identify at least three species adapted to or that love alkaline soils.

 

Celtis occidentalis (Hackberry), Cannabaceae

Yes indeed, this tree below to the same family as Cannabis Sativa, also known as Marijuana.

Quercus muehlenbergii (Chinkapin oak), Fagaceae

This species is a member of the white oak group, therefore, its leaves have sharp teeth but no bristles.

Tilia americana (American basswood), Malvaceae

The ecology of this species is unique. Not only it requires high pH soils to grow, but it also needs high moisture (mesic) soils.

Ulmus rubra (slippery elm), Ulmaceae

The specific name of this tree (rubra) refers to the reddish color of its wood.

 

“Deep Woods, the Appalachian Gametophyte, and Ohio Geobotany”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cedar Bog fen