Bridgewater Land Trust land
Route 133, Bridgewater, Litchfield County, Connecticut

7/30/05.  On a warm, sunny day, Rosemary Santana Cooney, Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I stopped at the boat launch in Bridgewater.  After a quick walk around the perimeter to note the plants there, I crossed the street and walked north a 150 yards or so where there is Bridgewater Land Trust Land.  There is a small pull-off on the west side of the road for parking.  The parking area is by a sign that says Road Narrows on the right and a tough sign to see on the left that says "Grizzly Acres".   The land is a saved hillside.  I did not go inside the land area itself.  Perhaps another day.  Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney

* = plants blooming on date of field trip, 7/30/2005.  

Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven) 
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory) 
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juniperus virginiana (red cedar)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip tree) 
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus rubra (red oak)  
Sassafras albidum (sassafras) 
Tilia americana (America basswood)
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)

Shrubs and sub-shrubs:
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Kalmia latifolia (mountain laurel) 
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose) 
Staphylea trifolia (bladdernut)

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (porcelainberry)
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis aestivalis (summer grape) 

Actaea alba (white baneberry)    
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)     *
Amphicarpaea bracteata (hog peanut) 
Aralia racemosa (spikenard)     *soon    
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)    
Aster divaricatus (white wood aster)     *
Cardamine impatiens (narrow-leaved bittercress)
Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed)     * 
Chelidonium majus (celandine)     *
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (ox-eye daisy)     *
Circaea lutetiana (enchanter's nightshade)     *
Commelina communis (Asiatic dayflower)     *
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)     *
Epipactis helleborine (helleborine orchid)  
Erigeron annuus (daisy fleabane)     * 
Euphorbia nutans (eyebane spurge)   *
Galium sp. (bedstraw)     *
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed)     *
Impatiens pallida (yellow jewelweed)     * 
Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs)     * 
Lysimachia ciliata (fringed loosestrife)     * 
Medicago lupulina (black medick)     * 
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel)     *
Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip) 
Pilea pumila (clearweed)
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)     *
Plantago major (common plantain)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed)     *
Silene latifolia (white campion)     * 
Smilacina racemosa (false Solomon's seal) 
Solidago juncea (early goldenrod)     *
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)     *   

Cenchrus longispinus (common sandbur)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Asplenium platyneuron (ebony spleenwort) 
Athyrium thelypteroides (silvery gladefern)
Dryopteris marginalis (marginal woodfern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)

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