The 2013 Plant Survey
From March through October 2013, Bruce Sidwell and Michael Wilpers of the FOSC Natural History Committee conducted a survey of plants in the PEPCO powerline corridor where it crosses Sligo Creek between New Hampshire Ave and Riggs Road.
View the table of plants here
The survey compares plant life area between two area of the Sligo Creek and East-West highway: one, the down-hill area, was mown regularly by PEPCO; the other, up-hill area on the other side of the creek, was unmown.
Plant most often seen were:
- 20 visits: Red clover
- 14 visits: Hemp dogbane, Queen Anne’s Lace, White clover
- 12 visits: Chicory, Common dandelion, Yarrow
- 11 visits: Early goldenrod, English plantain
- 10 visits: Pokeweed
- 9 visits: Horse-nettle