THE BORDER LIFE

INVENTORY OF WOODY TREES, SHRUBS AND VINES 

THE FOREST AT DUKE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY WETLAND AREA

2701 Pickett Road, Durham, North Carolina

Compiled by Riverdave Owen 

October 19, 2016

 

Native Piedmont Species - 22 

Exotics, Horticultural Hybrids and Invasives - 12

 

BEECH FAMILY - FAGACEAE

__Black Oak - Quercus velutina and its hybrids

__Willow Oak - Quercus phellos

 

BIRCH FAMILY - BETULACEAE

__River Birch - Betula nigra

 

BITTERSWEET FAMILY - CELASTRACEAE

__Hearts-a-bustin - Euonymus americanus

 

CYPRESS FAMILY - CUPRESSACEAE 

__Bald Cypress - Taxodium distichum (NC Coastal Plain)

__Eastern Red Cedar - Juniperus virginiana 

 

DOGWOOD FAMILY - CORNACEAE

__Flowering Dogwood - Cornus florida

 

ELM FAMILY - ULMACEAE

__American Elm - Ulmus americana

__Winged Elm - Ulmus alata

__Hackberry - Celtis occidentalis 

 

LEGUME FAMILY - FABACEAE

__Eastern Rebud - Cercis canadensis

__Mimosa - Albizia julibrissin - (Asia)

 

MAGNOLIA FAMILY - MAGNOLIACEAE

__Tulip Tree - Liriodendron tulipifera 

 

MAPLE FAMILY - ACERACAE

__Red Maple - Acer rubrum

__Florida Maple - Acer floridanum

 

MULBERRY FAMILY - MORACEAE 

__White Mulberry - Morus alba - (Asia)

 

OLIVE FAMILY - OLEACEAE

__Green Ashe - Fraxinus pennsylvanica

__Chinese Privet - Ligustrum sinense - (Asian invasive)

__Japanese Privet - Ligustrum japonicum - (Asian invasive)

 

PINE FAMILY - PINACEAE

__Loblolly Pine - Pinus taeda

 

PLANETREE FAMILY - PLATANACEAE 

__Sycamore - Platanus occidentalis

 

RHODODENDRON FAMILY - ERICACEAE

__Azalea species - Rhododendron (horticulturual hybrids) 

 

ROSE FAMILY - ROSACEAE

__Black Cherry - Prunus serotina

__Carolina Laurelcherry - Prunus caroliniana (NC Coastal Plain)

 

SOAPBERRY FAMILY - SAPINDACEAE  

__Golden Raintree - Koelreuteria paniculata (Asian invasive)

 

SWEETGUM FAMILY - ALTINGIACEAE

__Sweetgum - Liquidambar styraciflua 

 

WILLOW FAMILY - SALICACEAE

__Black Willow - Salix nigra

 

VINES

 

__Virginia Creeper - Parthenocissus quinquefolia

__Poison Ivy - Toxicodendron radicans

__English Ivy - Hedera helix - (Eurasian invasive)

__Chinese Wisteria - Wisteria sinensis - (Asian invasive)