Kings Highway West Open Space Area (Sasco Creek Marsh)
Conservation Committee


US 95 north to exit 19; turn left onto Center Street; turn left onto Kings Highway; cross over Oxford Road and park on the left (south) side of the road just before the bridge over Sasco Creek.


11/14/2005.  This is primarily Phragmites (giant reed grass) marsh.  But there is a small piece of woods on the east side of the bridge.  There is a short path that heads through the woods and into the Phragmites stand itself.

On the other (west) side of the Sasco Creek bridge is an even smaller piece of woods in front of the Phragmites marsh.  It is called the Mitchell B. Stock Wildlife Habitat. 

On the north side of the road there is no Phragmites marsh.    Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney, 11/14/2005

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Populus deltoides (cottonwood)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus sp. (Crab apple)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)

Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Rubus sp. (blackberry)

Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Hedera helix (English ivy)
Lonicera japonica (Japanese honeysuckle)
Smilax rotundifolia (round-leaved greenbrier)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Allium vineale (field garlic)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed)
Solidago sp. (Goldenrod)
Trifolium pratense (red clover)
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)

Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Panicum clandestinum (deer-tongue grass)
Phragmites australis (giant reed grass)
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)