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 ↓

Fragile fern 1
Cystopteris fragilis
Lady fern 2
Athyrium filix-femina
Southern lady fern 3
Athyrium filix-femina asplenioides
Silvery spleenwort 4
Deparia acrostichoides
Christmas fern 4
Polystichum acrostichoides
Resurrection fern 5
Polypodium polypodioides michauxianum
Resurrection fern 6
Pleopeltis polypodioides
Broad beech fern 6
Phegopteris hexagonoptera
Ebony spleenwort 7
Asplenium platyneuron
Common woodsia 6
Woodsia obtusa
Sensitive fern 8
Onoclea sensibilis
Grape fern 9
Botrychium dissectum
Rattlesnake fern 6
Botrypus virginianus
Eastern red cedar 10
Juniperus virginiana
Gingko 11
Ginkgo biloba
Japanese lespedeza 12
Kummerowia striata
Pointed tick-trefoil 13
Hylodesmum glutinosum
Mimosa tree 14
Albizia julibrissin
Honey locust 6
Gleditsia triacanthos
Redbud 6
Cercis canadensis
Wisteria 15
Wisteria sinensis
Low hop clover 16
Trifolium campestre
Alsike clover 17
Trifolium hybridum
Red clover 18
Trifolium pratense
White clover 6
Trifolium repens
Common vetch 6
Vicia sativa
Wild sensitive plant 16
Chamaecrista nictitans
Black locust 6
Robinia pseudoacacia
Kudzu 19
Pueraria montana lobata
Panicled tick-trefoil 6
Desmodium paniculatum
White-flowered tick-trefoil 6
Desmodium pauciflorum
Hog peanut 20
Amphicarpaea bracteata
Wild black cherry 22
Prunus serotina
Highbush blackberry 6
Rubus argutus
Southern dewberry 6
Rubus trivialis
Serviceberry 7
Amelanchier arborea
Barren strawberry 23
Potentilla indica
Common cinquefoil 24
Potentilla simplex
Multiflora rose 6
Rosa multiflora
Wild crabapple 25
Malus coronaria
White avens 6
Geum canadense
Beaked agrimony 26
Agrimonia rostellata
Slender parsley-piert 27
Aphanes microcarpa
Japanese quince 28
Chaenomeles japonica
Rattan vine (supplejack) 6
Berchemia scandens
Paper mulberry 6
Broussonetia papyrifera
Crabweed 29
Fatoua villosa
White mulberry 30
Morus alba
Red mulberry 6
Morus rubra
Osage orange 31
Maclura pomifera
Wood nettle 1
Laportea canadensis
Clearweed 4
Pilea pumila
False nettle 4
Boehmeria cylindrica
American elm 32
Ulmus americana
Slippery elm 33
Ulmus rubra
Sugarberry 20
Celtis laevigata
Hackberry 34
Celtis occidentalis
Autumn olive 35
Elaeagnus pungens
Jewelweed 6
Impatiens capensis
Jacob's ladder 6
Polemonium reptans
Woodland phlox 6
Phlox divaricata laphamii
Persimmon 31
Diospyros virginiana
Rough-leaved dogwood 36
Cornus drummondii
Flowering dogwood 37
Cornus florida
Stiff dogwood 6
Cornus foemina
Black gum 38
Nyssa sylvatica
Fuzzy deutzia 6
Deutzia scabra
Mock orange 36
Philadelphus inodorus
Common hydrangea 6
Hydrangea arborescens
Bluevine 39
Cynanchum laeve
Carolina climbing milkweed 40
Matelea carolinensis
Climbing milkweed 41
Matelea gonocarpos
Climbing dogbane 42
Trachelospermum difforme
Great periwinkle 6
Vinca major
Field madder 6
Sherardia arvensis
Bluet 44
Houstonia purpurea
Common buttonweed 45
Diodia teres
Virginia buttonweed 6
Diodia virginiana
Little hogweed (purslane) 46
Portulaca oleracea
Virginia knotweed 47
Polygonum aviculare
Dense-flowered smartweed 48
Polygonum densiflorum
Common smartweed 49
Polygonum pensylvanicum
Climbing smartweed 50
Polygonum scandens
Curly dock 6
Rumex crispus
Bitter dock 51
Rumex obtusifolius
Creeping smartweed 6
Persicaria longiseta
Spotted smartweed 52
Persicaria punctata
Virginia knotweed (jumpseed) 6
Persicaria virginiana
Common chickweed 6
Stellaria media
Mouse-eared chickweed 53
Cerastium nutans
Starry campion 54
Silene stellata
Pokeweed 6
Phytolacca americana
Lamb's quarters 36
Chenopodium album
Mexican tea 55
Dysphania ambrosioides
Red-rooted pigweed 56
Amaranthus retroflexus
Spiny pigweed 57
Amaranthus spinosus
Carpetweed 58
Mollugo verticillata

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