Through floristic assessments, it’s clear Dublin has amazing plant diversity. Rock Cress, Drummond’s Aster, Rattlesnake Fern, and Marsh Marigold, all endangered or county records, have been found in Dublin’s parks along with a more common, but diverse list of plants. Regardless of the time of year you can find something blooming with each season taking on its own color scheme.
Dublin is home to several of the plants listed on the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ top ten most invasive plants. The Department reports that about one quarter of all plants currently in the state of Ohio are non-native. The City’s Horticulture team works to eradicate non-native plants in City parks and green spaces.
Many of our woodlots and tree lines are filled with spring blooming plants. Darree Fields, M.L. Red Trabue Nature Reserve, Donegal Cliffs, Wellington Park and Heather Glen Park all are breathtaking and include many of the following.
- Dutchman’s Breeches
- May Apple
- Spring Beauty
- Cut-leaved Toothwort
- Jack in the Pulpit
- Wild Ginger
- Dog tooth Violet
- Jacob’s Latter
- Skunk Cabbage
- Wild Geraniu
- Wood Anemone Jacob’s Ladder
Landscaping for Wildlife
Dublin is home to abundant wildlife, and while they are beautiful creatures, sometimes they can be a nuisance. Deer, rabbits, woodchucks and other species are notorious for destroying landscaping. So what should you plant to deter these animals? Watch our video here.
Make Your Yard a Haven for Wildlife
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Barbara Ray | Nature Education Coordinator | City of Dublin
614.410.4730 | firstname.lastname@example.org