14 April 2017 – Oldtown Elkridge and Thomas Viaduct

14 April 2017 Botany Bill Journal

Thomas Viaduct
passing over Levering Avenue in Elkridge, MD

The venue for today’s foray took place in Oldtown Elkridge and in area of the nearby Thomas Viaduct (the world’s oldest multiple arched stone railway viaduct still in use from the early 19th century). Below, you can see some of the plants we found on this foray. New plants to my lifetime list include Yellow Groove Bamboo and the Drooping Star of Bethlehem.

Stellaria pubera Michx. – star chickweed

Luzula echinata (Small) F.J. Herm. – hedgehog woodrush

Antennaria sp. – Pussy toes

Tussilago farfara L. – Coltsfoot

Cardamine concatenata (Michx.) Sw. – Cutleaf Toothwort

Corydalis flavula (Raf.) DC. – Yellow Fumewort

Narcissus poeticus Linnaeus – Poet’s Daffodil

Chelidonium majus L. – Greater Celandine

Phyllostachys aureosulcata McClure – Yellow Groove Bamboo

Woodsia obtusa (Spreng.) Torr – bluntlobe cliff fern

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