Native Plants on the Boathouse Creek Walking Trail

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Shawn Banks, County Extension Director & Horticulture Agent, is at it again for his sixth trail walk at the Boathouse Creek Walking Trails. Join him on the one mile red trail in Cedar Point as he identifies native plants and points of interest along the way as he takes part in NC Year of the Trail.

Start walking the trail with Shawn now.

OR, hit the actual trail and see how many native plants that you can find!

Carolina Yellow Jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens

Bayberry or Southern Wax Myrtle Myrica cerifera, 

Loblolly Pine Pinus taeda

Horsesugar or Sweetleaf Symplocus tinctoria

Yaupon Holly Ilex vomitoria 

Dwarf Palmetto Sabal minor

Red bay Persea boronia

Southern Live Oak or Bay Live Oak Quercus virginiana

Small Cane Arundinaria tecta

Common Dewberry Rubus flagellaris

Bull Thistle Cirsium vulgare

Carolina Maple Acer rubrum

Black Cherry Prunus serotina

Other items of interest:

Catkin A flower inflorescence usually containing male flowers with pollen

Candle The early spring growth of a pine tree that appears white and waxy.

Eastern Gray Squirrel Sciurus carolinensis

Shelf Fungus or Bracket Fungus Members of the Polyporales family because instead of gills they produce pores.

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Other trail walks with Shawn:

#1 Trail Walk – Elliot Coes Trail at the Fort Macon State Park

#2 Trail Walk – Patsy Pond Trail in Newport

#3 Trail Walk – Willow Pond & Soundside Trails on Harkers Island

#4 Trail Walk – Tideland Trail in Cedar Point

#5 Trail Walk – Theodore Roosevelt Trail in Pine Knoll Shores