Ya'll and me at Robert Lee for some plant ID

Looks like the City Paper drummed up some new members. Thanks for joining and welcome! I can't wait to meet some of you and share some information.


I went for a little walk on the new boardwalk at Robert Lee and found some plants that we haven't gone over before. As always, there will be some repeats. Below is a list of some of the plants I found. If you intend to come out to this meetup please choose a plant from the list below, note it in the comments and come prepared to tell us about it. I done a little trickery this time and put the Latin names. The ones with the Genus and no species I need the most help with.



Fallopia japonica

Ilex opaca

Pinus strobus

Urtica dioica


Stellaria media

Rumex crispus


Typha latifolia

Platanus occidentalis



We will meet at the beginning of the board walk at the Falls Rd light rail park and ride. If you happen to know that the date I have chosen has an event that may otherwise occupy a majority of the parking please let me know and I'll change the date. This walk is free of charge, donations are accepted. Let it be known that some of these plant ID's I did could be wrong, those that know me know I'm a bit of a chucklehead.


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  • Elizabeth R.

    Really enjoyed it!

    January 28, 2013

  • Steve H.

    What a Wonderful Event .. Eric is great .. I learned lots .. had fun .. enjoyed meeting and foraging with all of participants .. this Meetup was well worth my time .. and as a result, I have benefited, today, and for my future.

    January 27, 2013

  • Jackie

    Hi Eric, I've looked up the common names on your list. Have mostly busied myself with native woodland flowers... Will try to bone up on a few and their species for Sunday. Didn't know some on your list or parts of them were edible... Really looking forward to learning more.

    January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    wow you people sound cool. i know some local plants and purposes for them would love to learn more, cant make this meeting but want to attend the next one. hopefully the mild weather will stay.

    January 20, 2013

  • Kendra

    Looking forward to it! I randomly chose Rumex Crispus to share information about - hopefully we find some.

    January 8, 2013

  • Jackie

    Hi, Haven't been to that park in a while - since the changes began.
    Looking forward to seeing what's available this time of year.
    and meeting new people !

    January 8, 2013

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