FRIENDS OF JAMAICA POND

36 Perkins St., PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030

Gerry Wright, Founder and President

Telephone: 617-524-7070

Email: FrederickLawOlmsted@yahoo.com

TTY/MA RELAY 800-439-2370

www.FriendsOfJamaicaPond.org

Friends of Jamaica Pond

History and Annual Park Keeper Award

Frederick Law Olmsted a one-man play by Gerry Wright

Nature's Class Room: Environmental Education Projects

Environmental Research Projects

Forestry Protection Projects

Emerald Necklace Bird Club

Volunteer Stewardship Program

Calendar and Meetings and Press

Memberships and Donations

Links and Resources

Contact and Email Info

 
"Let it be not for present use and delight alone, but let it be of such a work that our descendents will thank us for it."
Frederick Law Olmsted

Nature's
Class Room:

Environmental
Education
Projects

Jamaica Pond's Albino Gray Squirrel

Eastern Chipmunk


Cottontail Rabbits

Great Horned Owls

Red Tailed Hawks


Butterflies and Dragonflies

Emerald Necklace Wildflowers

Pink Lady's Slipper

Great Blue Herons

Emerald Necklace Fungi (Coming Soon)


Emerald Necklace Wildflowers:


Resources:

Native Plant Trust Go Botany internet search and documentation site:
https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/

New England Wildflower Society
Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701-2699 http://www.newenglandwild.org



Yellow Iris or Yellow Flag - Iris pseudacorus

http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/seagrant/iripse2.html

OxEye Daisy - Leucanthemum vulgare

http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/fieldbio/Wildflowers_Kimonis_Kramer/PAGES/OXEYEDAISY_PAGE_FINAL.html


Periwinkle (Creeping Myrtle) Vinca minor

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=VIMI2

http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/p/periwi27.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinca_minor

An escaped garden flower that was used in colonial medicines.  We have  purple, blue and white varieties in the Emerald Necklace.  Forms large patches through its creeping stems...


Canada Mayflower (False Lily-of-the-valley) Maianthemum canadense

Blooms in May. very fragrant and forms large patches in the woodlands

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=MACA4

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242101757

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=MACA4


Pink Corydalis (Rock Harlequin) Corydalis sempervirens (Capnoides sempervirens)

Found in the pudding stone rock ledges of  the Emerald Necklace.  Can thrive in shallow dry soil. Blooms here in May-June.


Blue Toadflax, Blue Toadflax (Old-field Toadflax) Nuttallanthus canadensis
Very tiny flower on thin stem. Found in sandy soil and rock ledges of Franklin Park


Wild Geranium - Geranium maculatum is an herbaceous perennial native to deciduous woodlands of eastern North America found in dense patches. Known by many different common names including alum root, alum bloom, cranesbill, spotted cranesbill, wild cranesbill, spotted geranium, wild geranium, wood geranium, and colloquial names such as old maid's nightcap this clump-forming plant in the geranium family (Geraniaceae) is usually very abundant in dense patches in natural woodland openings.

https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/geranium/maculatum/

https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/geranium_maculatum.shtml

https://vnps.org/2020-wildflower-of-the-year-wild-geranium-geranium-maculatum/

Solomon's-plume (False Solomon's-seal) - Maianthemum racemosum 

False Indigo (Indigobush) - Amorpha fruticosa


Mouse-ear Hawkweed - Hieracium pilosella

Daisy Fleabane - Erigeron annuus

http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/fieldbio/Wildflowers_Kimonis_Kramer/PAGES/DAISYFLEABANE_PAGE_FINAL.html

Tansy - Tanacetum vulgare

Jerusalem artichoke - Helianthus tuberosus
Ohter names include Sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, 
North America native sunflower. Cultivated for its root vegetable tuber.

Queen Ann's Lace - Daucus carota

http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/fieldbio/Wildflowers_Kimonis_Kramer/PAGES/QUEENANNESLACE_PAGE_FINAL.html

Chickory - Chichorium intybus

http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/fieldbio/Wildflowers_Kimonis_Kramer/PAGES/CHICORY_PAGE_FINAL.html

White Wood Aster - Eurybia divaricata (Aster divaricatus)


Bull Thistle - Cirsium vulgare

http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/fieldbio/Wildflowers_Kimonis_Kramer/PAGES/BULLTHISTLE_PAGE_FINAL.html


Indian Pipe - Monotropa uniflora

http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/fieldbio/Wildflowers_Kimonis_Kramer/PAGES/INDIANPIPE_PAGE_FINAL.html

Fragrant Water-lily (Sweet Water-lily) - Nymphaea odorata

Pink Lady's Slipper (Moccasin Flower) - Cypripedium Acaule

Detailed web page on this site HERE

Contact and Email Information

FRIENDS OF JAMAICA POND

36 Perkins St., PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030

Gerry Wright, Founder and President

Telephone: 617-524-7070

Email: FrederickLawOlmsted@yahoo.com

TTY/MA RELAY 800-439-2370

www.FriendsOfJamaicaPond.org

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