Urban Plant Scavenger Hunt! Urban Plant Scavenger Hunt!

AMERICAN POKEWEED

AMERICAN POKEWEED

Phytolacca is a perennial native to North America, South America, and East Asia. Can get as tall as 20 feet or more. All parts of the plant are poisonous and it is not recommended to touch it with your bare hands.

SEDUM

SEDUM

Perennial plant in the family Crassulaceae. Members of this family are known as stone crops. They vary in height; the smallest could be 8cm tall and the tallest could be 3 feet.

COMMON MULLEIN

COMMON MULLEIN

Verbascum thapsus is native to Europe, northern Africa, and Asia. It is a hairy biennial plant that can grow 2m tall or more. Has been known to be used as an herbal remedy for coughs, diarrhea, and skin problems.

COMMON MALLOW

COMMON MALLOW

Malva neglecta is from the family Malvaceae. It is edible, a source of vitamins and minerals and has been used to soothe and soften skin.

TREE OF HEAVEN

TREE OF HEAVEN

Ailanthus altissima is a fast growing deciduous tree. It aggressively inhibits native plants near it. Studies have shown that Its young leaves have been used in folk remedies for asthma, cramps, epilepsy, malaria, and menstrual pain.

SIBERIAN ELM

SIBERIAN ELM

Ulmus Pumila is of the hardiest elms of all elms and is a fast growing deciduous tree in the elm family.

HORSEWEED

HORSEWEED

Vinca is a fast growing ground cover plant with shiny leaves and blue star-like flowers that can reach 4-8inches tall. It only flowers from April to May.

SAND COREOPSIS

SAND COREOPSIS

Coreopsis lanceolata- can tolerate some shading compared to the others

RATTLESNAKE MASTER

RATTLESNAKE MASTER

Eryngium yuccifolium-will rot if planted in waterlogged soil, needs good drainage. Has traditionally been used by Native Americans to make rope and string. Monarch butterflies and other butterflies visit flower heads for nectar.

WHITE CLOVER

WHITE CLOVER

Trifolium repens is a short-lived perennial that can reseed itself under favorable conditions, grows rapidly, and spreads via stolons. It grows best during cool, moist weather on well-drained, and fertile soils. Pure stands of white clover are not usually planted because of their low growth habit and associated low yield. However, they make high-quality pastures in mixture with a grass and fix nitrogen for use by the grass.

COMMON PLANTAIN

COMMON PLANTAIN

It apart of the Plantaginaceae family and also known as Great Plantain, Broadleaf Plantain 15-48 cm (6-18 inch) perennial. Leaves are broad, ovaloid, toothed, and ribbed. Grooved stalk. Flowers in a slender, elongated, brown head. Studies have shown that tea brewed from leaves used to treat coughs and bronchitis. Also used traditionally for diarrhea, dysentery, and bloody urine. Leaves in poultice used for sores, blisters, swellings, and insect stings. Seeds

LAMBS QUARTER

LAMBS QUARTER

Chenopodium is a member of the Amaranthaceae family native to Europe and the American Blackfoot Indians. This purifying, edible plant helps to restore healthy nutrients to poor quality soil and can be eaten both raw and cooked. It tends to spread quickly no matter the soil condition and one plant can produce up to 75,000 seeds!

SPEARMINT

SPEARMINT

Mentha spicata is native to Europe and southern temperate Asia. Also known as garden mint, common mint, lamb mint and mackerel mint. High in antioxidants and may help balance hormones, lower blood sugar, improve digestion, reduce stress, and improve memory.

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COMMON DANDELION

COMMON DANDELION

Taraxacum officinale is a perennial plant native to Eurasia. It is edible and contains potent antioxidants.

CHICKWEED

CHICKWEED

Stellaria media is a perennial flowering plant. It has been used in folk remedies as a cooling herbal remedy, to reduce inflammation, and as an expectorant. It is also edible with a corn-cob-like flavor.

COMMON BUCKTHORN

COMMON BUCKTHORN

Rhamnus cathartica is a small flowering tree used as an ornamental plant. They are highly prized by birds but toxic to most mammals including humans.

CREEPING MYRTLE

CREEPING MYRTLE

Vinca is a fast growing ground cover plant with shiny leaves and blue star-like flowers that can reach 4-8inches tall. It only flowers from April to May.

MOTHERWORT

MOTHERWORT

Leonurus cardiaca is a perennial plant native to Asia. It is the most bitter herb of the mint family.

AMERICAN ELM

AMERICAN ELM

Ulmus Americana, also known as the white elm, is recognized for its graceful shape, and its ability to tolerate poor soil conditions along city streets. An Infusion has been made using the elms bark to treat bleeding in the lungs, eye infections and influenza.

PURPLE CONEFLOWER

PURPLE CONEFLOWER

Echinacea purpurea- is a popular perennial flower among bees and butterflies. Echinacea has been used by some as a tea to improve immunity, blood sugar, anxiety, inflammation and skin health.

BOSTON IVY

BOSTON IVY

A vine in the Vitaceae family native to China, Japan grows best in zones 4 to 8 typically ranges from 30.00 to 50.00 feet. the bloom period begins from June to July. It can be grown in full sun to part shade and can also be used as ground cover.

CHINESE DESERT-THORN

CHINESE DESERT THORN

Lycium chinense is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2.5 m (8ft) by 2 m (6ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from June to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.

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COMMON BURDOCK

COMMON BURDOCK

Native to Europe, Arctium minus is biennial (takes two years to complete its life cycle) and the edible parts include the central stalk, leaf stalks, and the root. After that, food value has diminished. Buds cling to fur and clothing like velcro and are difficult to remove.

RIVERBANK GRAPE

RIVERBANK GRAPE

Vitis Riparia is indigineous to North America. The grapes can be eaten, but taste best after the first frost. It is nice to make juice out of them.

COMMON HACKBERRY

COMMON HACKBERRY

Celtis occidentalis is a shady tree. All hackberries are edible and very nutritious. This tree is also used for furniture, boxes and crates, plywood, and more.

WHITE MULBERRY

WHITE MULBERRY

Morus Alba is a fruit tree. Its edible leaves and berries have been said to treat colds, sore throats and respiratory problems.

GARDEN PHLOX

GARDEN PHLOX

Garden Phlox (Phlox Paniculata) is a flowering ornamental perennial. It has a long flowering season and can be grown best in mulch or well draining garden beds.

PRICKLY LETTUCE

PRICKLY lETTUCE

Lactuca serriola is often mistaken for dandelion at the rosette stage or sow thistle at any stage

COMMON MILKWEED

COMMON MILKWEED

Asclepias Syriaca is a perennial that may grow up to 5ft. Tall. It is known for its delicate fragrance and long bloom time. More than 450 insects feed on this plant Native to Southern Canada and The United States.

STIFF GOLDENROD

STIFF GOLDENROD

Solidago rigida- Perennial, deer resistant, Last source of food for pollinators like honey bees

OHIO SPIDERWORT

OHIO SPIDERWORT

Tradescantia ohiensis- perennial, tolerates shade but flowers best with full sun! Bumble bees are attracted to this flower

PRAIRIE MILKWEED

PRAIRIE MILKWEED

Native to Europe, Arctium minus is biennial (takes two years to complete its life cycle) and the edible parts include the central stalk, leaf stalks, and the root. After that, food value has diminished. Buds cling to fur and clothing like velcro and are difficult to remove.

PANICLED ASTER

PANICLED ASTER

Symphyotrichum lanceolatum is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae native to North America. Common names include panicled aster, lance-leaved aster, and white panicled aster. It is a perennial, herbaceous plant that may reach 1.5 meters tall or more

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