Noteworthy plants reported from the Torrey Range 2011

 

Acalypha australis L. (Euphrobiaceae, non-native) – voucherd from Nassau Co., NY; expanding outside 5 boroughs.

Amaranthus hypochondriacus L. (Amaranthaceae, non-native) – vouchered from Kings Co., NY; 1st record in Torrey Range since 1917? need confirmation of identification.

Amaranthus powellii S. Wats. (Amaranthaceae, non-native) – vouchered from Kings Co., NY; rare adventive in our range; need confirmation of identification.

Arisaema dracontium (L.) Schott ex Schott & Endl. (Araceae, native) – reported from Union Co., NJ; 1st record from Union Co.

Aristida oligantha Michx. (Poaceae, non-native) – vouchered from NY Co., NY; 1st record from NY Co.

Azolla Lam.  (Azollaceae) – vouchered from a pond in Prospect Park, Kings Co., NY; 1st Azolla record from Kings Co.

Betula pumila L. (Betulaceae, native NJS2) – vouchered from Warren Co., NJ.

Carex pallescens L. (Cyperaceae, native) – vouchered from Suffolk Co., NY; 1st record from Long Island since circa 1989?

Carex pellita Muhl. (Cyperaceae, native) – vouchered from Middlesex Co., NJ; 1st record from Middlesex Co. since 1931?

Chamaecyparis thyoides (L.) BSP. (Cupressaceae, native NYS2) – reported from Suffolk Co., NY.

Chamaesyce serpens (Kunth) Small (Euphorbiaceae, non-native) – vouchered from Nassau Co., NY; only 2nd record from Torrey Range [1 from ballast grounds in Bronx in 1901], 1st record from Long Island.

Crataegus punctata Jacq. (Rosaceae, native NJS2) – vouchered from Union Co., NJ; 1st voucher from Union Co. since 1879?

Cynoglossum virginianum L. (Boraginaceae, native NJS2) – vouchered from Somerset Co., NJ.

Dirca palustris L. (Thymeliaceae, native NJS2) – reported from Morris Co., NJ.

Eclipta prostrata (L.) L. (Asteraceae, native NYS1) – vouchered from Nassau Co., NY.

Eupatorium altissimum L. (Asteraceae, native?) – vouchered from New York Co., NY; 1st record from NY Co., species migrating northward?

Eupatorium serotinum Michx. (Asteraceae, native NYS2) – vouchered from Nassau Co., NY.

Geum rivale L. (Rosaceae, native NJS2) – vouchered from Warren Co., NJ; 1st record from Torrey Range since 1954?

Geum vernum (Raf.) Torrey & A. Gray (Rosaceae, native NJS2) – voucherd from Warren Co., NJ.

Glyceria grandis S. Wats. (Poaceae, native NJS2) – vouchered from Morris Co., NJ.

Hedeoma hispida Pursh (Lamiaceae, native NYS2) – vouchered from New York Co., NY; only 3rd (2nd?) record ever from Torrey Range, vouchered only once before in 1898.

Hybanthus concolor (Forst.) Spreng. (Violaceae, native NJS1) – reported from Sussex Co., NJ.

Koelreuteria paniculata Laxm. (Sapindaceae, non-native) – spontaneous seedling vouchered from Kings Co., NY; further evidence of this species ability to escape cultivation

Lespedeza repens (L.) Barton (Fabaceae, native CTSU) – vouchered from Fairfield Co., CT.

Lycopodium tristachyum Pursh (Lycopodiaceae, native) – vouchered from Fairfield Co., CT; 1st known voucher from Fairfield Co.?

Lysimachia hybrida Michx. (Primulaceae [Myrsinaceae], native NJS3) – vouchered from Middlesex Co., NJ; 1st record for Middlesex Co.?

Monarda didyma L. (Lamiaceae, native NJS2) – vouchered from Warren Co., NJ; 1st record from Warren Co. since 1948.

Obolaria virginica L. (Gentianaceae, native NJS2) – reported from Morris Co., NJ; 1st report from Morris Co. since 1980.

Orobanche uniflora L. (Orobanchaceae, native) – reported from Somerset Co., NJ; 1st report from Somerset Co. since 1988.

Persicaria extremiorientalis (Vorosch.) Tzvelev (Polygonaceae, non-native) – 9 vouchers from 6 different counties in Torrey Range; confirming establishment of this overlooked species.

Plantago pusilla Nutt. (Plantaginaceae, non-native) – vouchered from Suffolk Co., NY, 1st record in Suffolk Co. since the early 1990’s.

Platanthera lacera (Michx.) G. Don (Orchidaceae, native) – vouchered from Warren Co., NJ; 1st voucher from Warren Co. since 1915.

Ranunculus flabellaris Raf. ex Bigel. (Ranunculaceae, native NJS3) – reported from Warren Co., NJ; 1st record from Warren Co. since 1980.

Rhamnus alnifolia L’Her. (Rhamnaceae, native) – vouchered from Warren Co., NJ; 1st record from Warren Co. since 1960.

Saccharum ravennae (L.) L. (Poaceae, non-native) – vouchered apparently spontaneous specimen in waste area of parking lot in New York Co., NY; 1st record for Torrey Range and NY State?

Sagina decumbens (Ell.) Torrey & A. Gray (Caryophyllaceae, native NYS1) – vouchered from 4 different localities in Suffolk Co., NY.

Salix candida Fluegge ex Willd. (Salicaceae, native NJS2) – vouchered from Warren Co., NJ.

Saururus cernuus L.  (Saururaceae, native CTS1) – reported from Fairfield Co., CT.

Schoenoplectus fluviatilis (Torrey) M. Strong (Cyperaceae, native) – voucherd from Somerset Co., NJ, 1st record from Somerset Co. and only the 4th record from the Torrey Range since the early 1990’s.

Scirpus pendulus Muhl. (Cyperaceae, native NJS3) – vouchered from Morris Co., NJ; 1st record from Morris Co. since 1939?

Sericocarpus linifolius (L.) BSP. (Asteraceae, native NYS2) – vouchered from Suffolk Co., NY.

Spiranthes cernua (L.) L. Rich. (Orchidaceae, native) – reported from Bronx Co., NY; 1st record from Bronx Co. since 1990?

Stachys hyssopifolia Michx. (Lamiaceae, native NJS2) – vouchered from Middlesex Co., NJ.