Plants

Plant Life at Crow’s Nest

The Crow’s Nest property potentially hosts two Federally listed plant species that were documented at nearby sites with similar habitats.  They are:
Sensitive Joint-Vetch
(Aeschynomene Virginica)
Threatened
Small whorled pogonia
(Isotria Medeoloides)
Endangered
Crow’s Nest also hosts two State listed species of Ginseng found on several ravines on the Peninsula and River Bulrush and located in fresh tidal marshes along Potomac Creek.
Ginseng
(Panax quinquefolius)
River Bulrush
(Scirpus fluviatilis)
Potential habitats also exist for several other state listed species monitored by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage.Rare Plants also found at Crow’s Nest during the same survey are:
Showy Orchid
(Orchis spectabilis)
Adam & Eve
(Aplectrum hyemale)
Black Snake Root
(Cimifuga racemosa)
Cut-leaved Toothwort
(Dentaria laciniata)
Common Alum-root or American Alum Root
(Heuchera americana)
Pubescent Sedge
(Carex hirtifolia)
Silvery Gland Fern
(Athyrium thelypterioides)
Pin Oak Tree Chinquapin Tree
(Quercus Muehlenbergii)
There are other noteworthy plants found on the Peninsula to date.