1860 thumb Plants of Overton Park's Old Forest, Memphis, TN

There are 350 species (and counting) of plants in the Old Forest, and now you can identify them! Browse the field guide, or use the tags on the left to search by bloom time, establishment, flower color, plant type, or taxonomy. Click each entry for more photos and information about each ...more ↓

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Fragile fern 1
Cystopteris fragilis
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Lady fern 2
Athyrium filix-femina
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Southern lady fern 3
Athyrium filix-femina asplenioides
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Silvery spleenwort 4
Deparia acrostichoides
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Christmas fern 4
Polystichum acrostichoides
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Resurrection fern 5
Polypodium polypodioides michauxianum
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Resurrection fern 6
Pleopeltis polypodioides
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Broad beech fern 6
Phegopteris hexagonoptera
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Ebony spleenwort 7
Asplenium platyneuron
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Common woodsia 6
Woodsia obtusa
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Sensitive fern 8
Onoclea sensibilis
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Grape fern 9
Botrychium dissectum
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Rattlesnake fern 6
Botrypus virginianus
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Eastern red cedar 10
Juniperus virginiana
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Gingko 11
Ginkgo biloba
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Japanese lespedeza 12
Kummerowia striata
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Pointed tick-trefoil 13
Hylodesmum glutinosum
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Mimosa tree 14
Albizia julibrissin
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Honey locust 6
Gleditsia triacanthos
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Redbud 6
Cercis canadensis
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Wisteria 15
Wisteria sinensis
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Low hop clover 16
Trifolium campestre
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Alsike clover 17
Trifolium hybridum
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Red clover 18
Trifolium pratense
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White clover 6
Trifolium repens
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Common vetch 6
Vicia sativa
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Wild sensitive plant 16
Chamaecrista nictitans
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Black locust 6
Robinia pseudoacacia
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Kudzu 19
Pueraria montana lobata
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Panicled tick-trefoil 6
Desmodium paniculatum
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White-flowered tick-trefoil 6
Desmodium pauciflorum
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Hog peanut 20
Amphicarpaea bracteata
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Wild black cherry 22
Prunus serotina
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Highbush blackberry 6
Rubus argutus
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Southern dewberry 6
Rubus trivialis
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Serviceberry 7
Amelanchier arborea
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Barren strawberry 23
Potentilla indica
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Common cinquefoil 24
Potentilla simplex
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Multiflora rose 6
Rosa multiflora
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Wild crabapple 25
Malus coronaria
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White avens 6
Geum canadense
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Beaked agrimony 26
Agrimonia rostellata
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Slender parsley-piert 27
Aphanes microcarpa
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Japanese quince 28
Chaenomeles japonica
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Rattan vine (supplejack) 6
Berchemia scandens
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Paper mulberry 6
Broussonetia papyrifera
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Crabweed 29
Fatoua villosa
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White mulberry 30
Morus alba
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Red mulberry 6
Morus rubra
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Osage orange 31
Maclura pomifera
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Wood nettle 1
Laportea canadensis
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Clearweed 4
Pilea pumila
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False nettle 4
Boehmeria cylindrica
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American elm 32
Ulmus americana
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Slippery elm 33
Ulmus rubra
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Sugarberry 20
Celtis laevigata
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Hackberry 34
Celtis occidentalis
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Autumn olive 35
Elaeagnus pungens
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Jewelweed 6
Impatiens capensis
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Jacob's ladder 6
Polemonium reptans
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Woodland phlox 6
Phlox divaricata laphamii
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Persimmon 31
Diospyros virginiana
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Rough-leaved dogwood 36
Cornus drummondii
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Flowering dogwood 37
Cornus florida
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Stiff dogwood 6
Cornus foemina
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Black gum 38
Nyssa sylvatica
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Fuzzy deutzia 6
Deutzia scabra
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Mock orange 36
Philadelphus inodorus
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Common hydrangea 6
Hydrangea arborescens
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Bluevine 39
Cynanchum laeve
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Carolina climbing milkweed 40
Matelea carolinensis
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Climbing milkweed 41
Matelea gonocarpos
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Climbing dogbane 42
Trachelospermum difforme
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Great periwinkle 6
Vinca major
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Field madder 6
Sherardia arvensis
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Bluet 44
Houstonia purpurea
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Common buttonweed 45
Diodia teres
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Virginia buttonweed 6
Diodia virginiana
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Little hogweed (purslane) 46
Portulaca oleracea
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Virginia knotweed 47
Polygonum aviculare
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Dense-flowered smartweed 48
Polygonum densiflorum
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Common smartweed 49
Polygonum pensylvanicum
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Climbing smartweed 19
Polygonum scandens
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Curly dock 6
Rumex crispus
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Bitter dock 50
Rumex obtusifolius
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Creeping smartweed 6
Persicaria longiseta
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Spotted smartweed 51
Persicaria punctata
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Virginia knotweed (jumpseed) 6
Persicaria virginiana
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Common chickweed 6
Stellaria media
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Mouse-eared chickweed 52
Cerastium nutans
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Starry campion 53
Silene stellata
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Pokeweed 6
Phytolacca americana
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Lamb's quarters 36
Chenopodium album
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Mexican tea 54
Dysphania ambrosioides
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Red-rooted pigweed 55
Amaranthus retroflexus
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Spiny pigweed 56
Amaranthus spinosus
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Carpetweed 57
Mollugo verticillata

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