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Neutaconkanut Park

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120 Killingly St
Providence, RI

July 2019

Plants & Their Places: Neutaconkanut Park

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Neutaconkanut Park, 120 Killingly St
Providence, RI
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Cryptotaenia canadensis, photo DMcGrady Neutaconkanut Park is small forest perched atop a 100 ft hill overlooking the city of Providence. The mafic bedrock, with its concentrations of magnesium and iron, does not make ideal growing conditions, but it’s unusual. And unusual habitat often produces unusual plants. Thalictrum revolutum (waxy-leaved meadow-rue) was once considered historic in Rhode Island, but is locally abundant on the hill. And it’s growing with Phryma leptostachya (American lop-seed), perhaps the only population in the state. Other…

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