Cedar Bog Description:

Cedar Bog has an underground supply of cool water which allows the various plant species to survive. Furthermore it also has a cooler temperature than the surrounding environment. Both of these conditionsĀ  make it an ideal habitat for all these plant species.

Assignment: Conifer Trees

Plant: Northern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

How to recognize them: By the shape of their leaves which are scale-like and appear to

be different from the other members of coniferous trees.

Natural History: Northern White Cedar is a source of food and habitat for mammals and birds found in the wild.

References: https://wildadirondacks.org/trees-of-the-adirondacks-northern-white-cedar-thuja-occidentalis.html#:~:text=The%20bark%20of%20the%20Northern,bark%20brownish%20or%20reddish%20brown.

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Fen Plants

Plant: Swamp Buttercup (Ranunculus septentrionalis)

How to recognize them: It is actinomorphic with alternate leaf arrangement.

Natural history: Swamp buttercups have many ecological benefits some of which include being a food source, and helping soil erosion.

Reference: https://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/environmental-studies/ranunculus-septentrionalis%20(swamp-buttercup)-ranunculaceae

 

 

 

 

Plant: Elder berry (Sambucus canadensis)

How to recognize them: Brightly colored flowers and berries

Natural history: Some form of the fruit can be harmful to pets if ingested.

Reference: https://www.thespruce.com/growing-elderberry-sambucus-nigra-3269208

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Plant: Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora)

How to recognize them: Brightly colored flowers and berries

Natural history: It is an invasive species and currently there is no natural or chemical way to control the population of this species.

Reference: https://www.ecolandscaping.org/07/landscape-challenges/invasive-plants/multiflora-rose-an-exotic-invasive-plant-fact-sheet/

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Plant: Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)

How to recognize them: Bright flowers

Natural history: Different parts of the plant can be used for medicinal properties or used in cooking.

Reference: https://www.dispatch.com/entertainmentlife/20180211/native-plants-spicebush-favorite-feast-for-wildlife

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