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In 2015, we conducted a survey of the plants growing on the sandy West Beach.  It was done as part of our educational programme, so that people on the boardwalk could learn what is growing around them.

This is a work in progress.  We have identified the main species, but there are some more plants to add this summer, especially the grasses. The current surevy is now available for download in pdf format complete with photos of each of the species. Download here.

Below is a table of contents of the survey

Contents of survey document

Abundant Species

  Page
Manitoba Maple, Box Elder — Aceraceae — Acer negundo — Native 1
Common Milkweed — Asclepiadaceae — Asclepias syriaca — Native 1
Tall or Beach Wormwood; Field Stagewort — Asteraceae — Artemisia campestris — Native 2
Goldmoss Stonecrop — Crassulaceae — Sedum acre — Introduced 2
White Sweet Clover — Fabaceae — Melilotus officinalis — Introduced 2
Crown Vetch — Fabaceae — Securigera varia (synon: Coronilla varia) — Introduced 3
Silverweed — Rosaceae — Argentina anserina (synon: Potentilla anserina) — Native 3
Sandbar Willow — Salicaceae — Salix interior — Native 3

Occasional Species

Bladder Campion — Caryophyllaceae — Silene vulgaris (synon: Silene cucubalus) — Introd. 4
Bouncing Bet — Caryophyllaceae — Saponaria officinalis — Introduced 4
Leafy Spurge — Euphorbiaceae — Euphorbia esula — Introduced 4
Common Evening Primrose — Onagraceae — Oenothera biennis — Native 5
Wrinkled or Rugose Rose — Rosaceae — Rosa rugosa — Introduced 5
Balsam Poplar (Black Poplar) — Salicaceae — Populus balsamifera — Native 5
Infrequent Species (A Few Individuals)  
Yarrow — Asteraceae — Achillea millefolium — Native 6
Spotted Knapweed — Asteraceae — Centaurea stoebe (synon: Centaurea maculosa) — Intr. 6
Yellow Goat's-Beard — Asteraceae — Tragopogon lamottei (synon: Tragopogon pratensis) — I 6
American Sea Rocket — Brassicaceae — Cakile edentula — Native 7
Viper's Bugloss — Boraginaceae — Echium vulgare — Introduced 7
Red-Osier Dogwood — Cornaceae — Cornus stolonifera (synon: Cornus sericea) — Native 7
Black Locus — Fabaceae — Robinia pseudoacacia — Native 8
Cow or Tufted Vetch — Fabaceae — Vicia cracca — Introduced 8
Siberian crab apple — Rosaceae — Malus baccata (Synon. Pyrus baccata) — Introduced 8
Eastern Cottonwood — Salicaceae — Populus deltoides — Native 9

This survey will be augmented in 2016