Glen Echo Park is a woody park area in a small residential area of Columbus, Ohio. The park has walking trails and benches throughout and is frequently visited by Columbus locals. This park has Glen Echo Creek running through the center as well as a small restored bog. There is a fairly dense canopy cover in some areas and an open canopy in others, partially due to the trails, some of which are fairly wide. This region exhibits a humid continental climate (d.o.o, n.d.).
Roughleaf Dogwood Shrub (Cornus amomum)
Burningbush (Euonymus atropurpureus)
Common Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea)
In Japanese Folklore, Morning Glory (a common name for 1,000+ species) represents “a single day for lovers to meet” (Interesting Facts about Morning Glory | Just Fun Facts, n.d.).
Spanish Needles (Bidens bipinnata)
This species has edible leaves! Also, the Biden family is a big nectar producer (Alcohol et al., 2011).
Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Hemlocks are very susceptible to fire as well as a pest called “hemlock wooly adelgid” (B. S., n.d.).
Basswood (Tilia americana)
It is said that you can make a substitute for chocolate using the seeds and the flowers from the Basswood (“Basswood or Linden Tree Interesting Facts And Uses,” 2015).
Poison-ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)
Identification Characteristics: Groups of three leaves, lateral leaflets are serrate on only one side, space between the terminal leaf and lateral leaflets