Indian Run Hills is a small park that along the Scioto River. This park has a small creek running through it that has eroded the land. The creek has formed a valley which exposed the bedrock of the area. There is flat land where plants are going but along the bedrock there are little to no plants growing. The trees form a canopy with underneath small shrubs and plants.


Poison Ivy is one of the most well poison plants, if people do not know what it looks like they at least know its affects on the body. There are features of poison ivy that can help identify it. The most well known feature is the three leaves with pointed tips, can be smooth or toothed edges but are not serrated. The leaves look like droops and the middle leaf is the largest. In the summer the leaves are dark green and in fall the leaves turn red or yellow. The vines are woody with hairy roots that have the ability to climb up trees or other surfaces. The fruit of poison ivy white and or bright yellow.

How to Identify, Remove, and Treat Poison Ivy

Tilia Americana or commonly known as Basswood which is part of the Linden family. This North American tree can grow up to 125 feet tall with a large canopy. The leaves are simple, alternative, and vary in size and shape. The bark in grayish brown with thick ridges. The tree forms cream colored clusters that droop which bloom in May to June. The fruit is a nut that usually has two seeds.

Coefficients of Conservatism: 6

40.1015, -83.12006

Celtis Occidentalis or commonly known as Hackberry, part of the Cannabaceae family. A native tree species to Northern America. Grows up to 80 feet tall and has a large canopy. The leaves are alternative, ovoid, serrated, and green. The flowers start blooming shortly after leaves start growing. The fruit is a berry that is a common food source for animals. The tree grows best in low sunlight areas with sandy loam soils.

Coefficients of Conservatism: 4

40.10097, -83.12016

Pyrus Calleryana or commonly known as Callery Pear, which is a Rosaceae family. This a non-native and invasie shurb species can from Asia. The shurb can grow up to 50 feet tall. The leaves are alternative, simple, shiny with slight teeth. Flowers in early spring even before the leaves start growing. The fruit is a drupe that is 0.5 inches around. This plant can grow in many soils and out compete other species.

Coefficients of Conservatism: 0

40.10068, -83.12095

Lonicera Morrowii and commonly known as Morrow’s Honeysuckle, which is Caprifoliaceae family. A non-native from Asia and now invading North America. The shurb can grow up to 7 feet tall and the pith is hollow. The leaves are opposite and they are hairy underneath. The flowers are paired, borne from leaf axils, white, tubular with five separate petal lobes. The plant blooms in early spring with the fruit being reddish orange drupes.

Coefficients of Conservatism: 0

40.10078, -83.1208

Monarda Fistulosa and commonly known as Wild Bergamont which is part of the Lamiaceae, the mint family. The plant an grow up to four feet. The flower blooms in July to September. The flower is lavender in color. The plant flower does not need a lot of shade or water so it can grow in many locations.

Coefficients of Conservatism: 3

40.1012, -83.1207

Barbarea vulgaris or commonly known as Yellow Rocketcress which is part of the Brassicaceae family. This is an invasive species that can be found in almost every state and much of southern Canada. The plant can grow up to four feet tall with four yellow petals. The flower starts to bloom in spring spring. The leaves are alternative that grow about 20cm. The flower has six stamen that are 4mm long. The fruit are achene and have the ability to disperse long distances. The inflorescence is raceme.

Coefficients of Conservatism: 0

40.0975, -83.1095