This first fruit comes from a Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata). The small nut has a hardy pericarp that splits into four parts. This specimen was found near the edge of a cliff at the base of the tree, and these fruits come from a flower that has a spike type inflorescence.

Next, we have another nut with a tough pericarp. This fruit comes from a Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra). It was found near a viewing platform underneath the tree. This tree also produces a flower with an inflorescence type of spike/catkin.


This fruit comes from a Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida). The red drupes come in clusters of up to ten. This tree was found near the beginning of a hiking trail with the fruits low and easily visible. The flowers of this plant have an inflorescence that seems to take on the appearance of an umbel.

These fruits come from a Mapleleaf Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium). This species produces a drupe. They are small and purple and seem to come in groups of about ten. These fruits were found a few yards away from a popular hiking trail. The type of inflorescence for the flowers of this plant is a cyme.

This flower is known as a Sweet Goldenrod (Solidago odora). It is fused with an actinomorphic symmetry. There are five stamens and five petals, and a syncarpous gynoecium, the inflorescence type is panicle and it is perigynous. This plant was found near a parking lot outside of the park.

The next flower is a White Heath Aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides). It is fused with an actinomorphic symmetry. There are five stamens and a ray type petal with around twenty parts. It has a exstipulate gynoecium and a epigynous insertion of parts. The infloresence type for this flower seems to be exstipulate. This flower was found near the entrance to a hiking trail.

Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota) has an actinomorphic symmetry with fused parts and five stamens as well as petals. It has an umbel inflorescence and is epigynous with a unicarpellate gynoecium. This plant was found along the tree line of a large section of woods.

Last but not least is the Smooth Aster (Symphyotrichum laeve). This purple flower is fused with an actinomorphic symmetry. It has a exstipulate inflorescence type with five stamens and ray flower types with around twenty parts. This flower has an epigynous insertion of parts and was found on the side of the road leading up to the park.