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 plant. ...more ↓

3600268544 f0b0c74145 m
Fragile fern 1
Cystopteris fragilis
340523232 84a75af6e6 m
Lady fern 2
Athyrium filix-femina
Small
Southern lady fern 3
Athyrium filix-femina asplenioides
12015681713 4ab7c1f050 m
Silvery spleenwort 4
Deparia acrostichoides
9289144670 80ca98e556 m
Christmas fern 4
Polystichum acrostichoides
Small
Resurrection fern 5
Polypodium polypodioides michauxianum
26621093184 37c44af888 m
Resurrection fern 6
Pleopeltis polypodioides
17905836900 3ec244907d m
Broad beech fern 6
Phegopteris hexagonoptera
2951842413 09a6c1d377 m
Ebony spleenwort 7
Asplenium platyneuron
18093537275 88e2e70135 m
Common woodsia 6
Woodsia obtusa
5074445730 8b9becf898 m
Sensitive fern 8
Onoclea sensibilis
14486932162 0a040acf7f m
Grape fern 9
Botrychium dissectum
17052009148 f5632c3528 m
Rattlesnake fern 6
Botrypus virginianus
15697205220 b9d1fe3ea0 m
Eastern red cedar 10
Juniperus virginiana
14115893741 6790c505c8 m
Gingko 11
Ginkgo biloba
10355490153 21b38bf5d6 m
Japanese lespedeza 12
Kummerowia striata
14740235336 5c717a75b3 m
Pointed tick-trefoil 13
Hylodesmum glutinosum
4669412341 b5e5539c2e m
Mimosa tree 14
Albizia julibrissin
18879074009 9ebc115550 m
Honey locust 6
Gleditsia triacanthos
25139684474 2f956c2500 m
Redbud 6
Cercis canadensis
13677321514 3d99e7eb25 m
Wisteria 15
Wisteria sinensis
24653303270 19924df7d7 m
Low hop clover 16
Trifolium campestre
5909929697 8d193f23fd m
Alsike clover 17
Trifolium hybridum
3936455393 05703433d6 m
Red clover 18
Trifolium pratense
25656111165 c3fe417847 m
White clover 6
Trifolium repens
25917588975 33c1551e3e m
Common vetch 6
Vicia sativa
24918353416 dc94f4bf8f m
Wild sensitive plant 16
Chamaecrista nictitans
26372720220 8492ac45e5 m
Black locust 6
Robinia pseudoacacia
Small
Kudzu 19
Pueraria montana lobata
19510957781 7c88b8df37 m
Panicled tick-trefoil 6
Desmodium paniculatum
19387588041 870fac84fb m
White-flowered tick-trefoil 6
Desmodium pauciflorum
Small
Hog peanut 20
Amphicarpaea bracteata
2439095761 781c1d4c18 m
Wild black cherry 22
Prunus serotina
17026100204 7abd5b7981 m
Highbush blackberry 6
Rubus argutus
26372705340 bbde422019 m
Southern dewberry 6
Rubus trivialis
17705780798 c1b4197e46 m
Serviceberry 7
Amelanchier arborea
4709506697 79beb01234 m
Barren strawberry 23
Potentilla indica
5840652651 1b32056740 m
Common cinquefoil 24
Potentilla simplex
27227748825 490cf8d57b m
Multiflora rose 6
Rosa multiflora
477523983 8c107fa4b3 m
Wild crabapple 25
Malus coronaria
19098491081 08dde1dfbe m
White avens 6
Geum canadense
Small
Beaked agrimony 26
Agrimonia rostellata
07791 260 190
Slender parsley-piert 27
Aphanes microcarpa
18338045859 a0d8a49c65 m
Japanese quince 28
Chaenomeles japonica
19354262702 ab12d2d6ed m
Rattan vine (supplejack) 6
Berchemia scandens
26329107126 5732316a52 m
Paper mulberry 6
Broussonetia papyrifera
Small
Crabweed 29
Fatoua villosa
344635953 2da0c23779 m
White mulberry 30
Morus alba
Small
Red mulberry 6
Morus rubra
270764239 b4e720dd11 m
Osage orange 31
Maclura pomifera
1026204623 11885af972 m
Wood nettle 1
Laportea canadensis
9293881705 652bba9afd m
Clearweed 4
Pilea pumila
19475973203 d3143f3d30 m
False nettle 4
Boehmeria cylindrica
10467 260 190
American elm 32
Ulmus americana
2405531657 e5b24e7d88 m
Slippery elm 33
Ulmus rubra
8729381884 f4caca7d6b m
Sugarberry 20
Celtis laevigata
3987772370 eed05a584e m
Hackberry 34
Celtis occidentalis
1952846768 6b07370d3f m
Autumn olive 35
Elaeagnus pungens
17014722108 33326e023e m
Jewelweed 6
Impatiens capensis
24735231220 e12ab64eef m
Jacob's ladder 6
Polemonium reptans
25288861263 2e0ea74cd2 m
Woodland phlox 6
Phlox divaricata laphamii
2121211719 992ab88ea7 m
Persimmon 31
Diospyros virginiana
4687795039 6e2a315d23 m
Rough-leaved dogwood 36
Cornus drummondii
141407237 73021caf10 m
Flowering dogwood 37
Cornus florida
18084148882 90dace4842 m
Stiff dogwood 6
Cornus foemina
9447555343 0081c68beb m
Black gum 38
Nyssa sylvatica
19155941593 5a0e7c4676 m
Fuzzy deutzia 6
Deutzia scabra
2650308114 d111e157cd m
Mock orange 36
Philadelphus inodorus
19755410031 9c516aabb7 m
Common hydrangea 6
Hydrangea arborescens
Small
Bluevine 39
Cynanchum laeve
17557488063 42186b3bf6 m
Carolina climbing milkweed 40
Matelea carolinensis
150096182 6aea2a42f6 m
Climbing milkweed 41
Matelea gonocarpos
7144731703 9a59be7356 m
Climbing dogbane 42
Trachelospermum difforme
17051812410 e6a10ea1ae m
Great periwinkle 6
Vinca major
25288878993 b3e9ee534d m
Field madder 6
Sherardia arvensis
530266310 9752a4b181 m
Bluet 44
Houstonia purpurea
Small
Common buttonweed 45
Diodia teres
27615940806 52f9e32324 m
Virginia buttonweed 6
Diodia virginiana
Small
Little hogweed (purslane) 46
Portulaca oleracea
8800348860 33d39820a0 m
Virginia knotweed 47
Polygonum aviculare
3882571597 99631b34bf m
Dense-flowered smartweed 48
Polygonum densiflorum
Small
Common smartweed 49
Polygonum pensylvanicum
Small
Climbing smartweed 50
Polygonum scandens
26689288342 43df5c1323 m
Curly dock 6
Rumex crispus
8006652876 4be6610260 m
Bitter dock 51
Rumex obtusifolius
17200822092 0d4769c807 m
Creeping smartweed 6
Persicaria longiseta
7452479062 c8268f8cdc m
Spotted smartweed 52
Persicaria punctata
Small
Virginia knotweed (jumpseed) 6
Persicaria virginiana
25537389872 cbb9e077a1 m
Common chickweed 6
Stellaria media
Small
Mouse-eared chickweed 53
Cerastium nutans
5980367732 9d8c902aa3 m
Starry campion 54
Silene stellata
25468151080 e3e67a6597 m
Pokeweed 6
Phytolacca americana
5160112544 8af1fd7c36 m
Lamb's quarters 36
Chenopodium album
14792754844 e93c4f3f04 m
Mexican tea 55
Dysphania ambrosioides
5164263615 6187b638ef m
Red-rooted pigweed 56
Amaranthus retroflexus
14069282418 84fbaa7ea9 m
Spiny pigweed 57
Amaranthus spinosus
240px mollugo verticillata
Carpetweed 58
Mollugo verticillata

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