Coffin Woods

Extensive wooded trails in this preserve lead hikers beneath huge oaks and Tulip trees. Both Great Horned Owls and Broadwinged Hawks have used this mature forest for nesting, and foxes have denned here as well. Besides native ferns and wildflowers some introduced plants of interest are Galax, Hobblebush, Shrub Yellowroot, and Yellow Violets. A recent discovery was Siberian Cranesbill, found nowhere else on Long Island. A few open vine-draped areas attract resident and migrant songbirds, and, after absence of many years, Ring-necked Pheasants have been seen on the paths.

Access is on Oyster Bay Road adjacent to the railroad overpass as the Warden's house.

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Plant List

Fern Allies

  • Lycopodium obscurum – Tree Clubmoss

Ferns

  • Athryium filix-femina – Lady Fern
  • Dennstaedtia punctilobula – Hayscented Fern
  • Dryopteris intermedia – Intermediate Wood Fern
  • Osmunda cinnamomea – Cinnamon Fern
  • O. claytoniana – Interrupted Fern
  • Polystichum acrostichoides – Christmas Fern
  • Thelypteris noveboracensis – New York Fern

Wild Flowers/ Weeds

  • Alliaria officinalis – Garlic Mustard
  • Allium vineale – Field Garlic
  • Anemone quinquifolia – Wood Anemone
  • Aruncus dioca – Goatsbeard
  • Aster divaricatus – White Wood Aster
  • Carex pensylvanica – Path Rush
  • Chelidonium majus – Celandine Poppy
  • Erythronium americanum – Trout Lily
  • E. dens-canis – European Trout Lily
  • Galanthus nivalis – Snowdrops
  • Galax aphylla – Gaylax
  • Geranium sibiricum – Siberian Geranium
  • Luzula campestris – Common Wood-rush
  • Narcissus sp. –Daffodils
  • Miscanthus sinensis - Maiden Grass
  • Ornithogalum umbellatum – Star-of-Bethlehem
  • Podophyllum peltatum – May Apple
  • Polygonum cuspidatum – Japanese Knotweed
  • Pyrola elliptica – Shinleaf
  • Ranunculus ficaria – Lesser Celandine
  • Rubus alleghensiensis – Blackberry
  • R.phoenicolasius – Wineberry
  • R. occidentalis – Black-cap Raspberry
  • Symplocarpus foetidus – Skunk Cabbage
  • Trillium erectum – Red Trillium
  • Viola papilonacea – Common Violet
  • V. pubescens – Yellow Forest Violet
  • Waldensteinia fragarioides – Barren Strawberry

Shrubs and Trees

  • Acer japonica – Japanese Maple
  • A. platanoides – Norway Maple
  • A. rubrum – Red Maple
  • Ailanthus altissima – Tree-of-Heaven
  • Aralia spinosa – Hercules Club
  • Bambusa sp. – Bamboo
  • Betula lenta – Sweet Birch
  • Carya sp. – Hickory
  • Castanea hybrid – Chestnut
  • Cornus kousa – Kousa Dogwood
  • Euonymus alatus – Burning Bush
  • E. americanus – Strawberry Bush
  • Fraxinus americana – White Ash
  • Fagus grandifolia – American Beech
  • Ilex crenata – Japanese Holly
  • I. opaca – American Holly
  • Juglans nigra – Black Walnut
  • Leucothoe fontenesiana – Drooping Fetterbush
  • Ligustrum vulgare – Common Privet
  • Lindera benzoin – Spicebush
  • Liriodendron tulipifera – Tulip Tree
  • Magnolia sp.
  • Morus alba – White Mulberry
  • Picea abies – Norway Spruce
  • Pinus strobus – Eastern White Pine
  • Platanus occidentalis – Plane Tree
  • Prunus serotina – Wild Cherry
  • Quercus alba – White Oak
  • Q. rubra – Red Oak
  • Q. velutina – Black Oak
  • Rhododendron maximum –Rose-bay
  • R. mucronulatum – Korean azalea
  • R. schlippenbachi – Royal Azalea
  • Robinia pseudoacacia – Black Locust
  • Rosa multiflora – Multiflora Rose
  • Styrax japonica – Japanese Snowbell
  • Taxus sp. – Yew
  • Tsuga canadensis – Hemlock
  • Viburnum sp.

Vines and Groundcovers

  • Actinidia arguta – Hardy Kiwi
  • Akebia quinata – Five-leaf Akebia
  • Ampelopssis brevipedunculata – Porcelain Berry
  • Celastrus orbiculatus – Oriental Bittersweet
  • Euonymus fortunei var. radicans – Wintercreeper
  • Hedera helix – English Ivy
  • Lonicera japonica – Japanese Honeysuckle
  • Pachysandra terminalis – Pachysandra
  • Rhus toxicodendron – Poison Ivy
  • Smilax rotundifolia – Greenbriar
  • Vinca minor – Periwinkle
  • Vitis sp. – Grape
  • Wisteria sp.