keywords: Roadside plants, walkways, Site 3, DELSU, Abraka
An experiment was carried out with the aim to identify diversity of plant species along the 3 walkways of Site 3, Delta State University, Abraka in 2021. Plant identification and documentation were carried out within the study area for the identification of observed species using relevant materials such as field note book, digital camera for photograph and some of the observed plants were also printed out for identification. A total of fifty-five species of plants were encountered and documented during this study, which were distributed across herbs, shrubs and trees. The distribution of life form of plants encountered in the study area showed that herbs were the most dominant life form with 34 species, followed by trees with 12 species, while shrubs were the least occurring life form with 8 species. The plants cut across twenty-seven (27) different families with Asteraceaee (5 species) having the highest occurring number of species, this was followed by poaceae (4 species), Fabaceae, Combrecaceae, Anacardiaceae, Malvaceae, Euphorbaceae, Loganiaceae, Solanaceae, Juncaceae, Lamiaceae, Annonaceae, Convolvulaceae, Cyperaceae, Verbenaceae, Cupressaceae, Acanthaceae and Myrtaceae has one species each. This study has provided details on the diversity of plant species growing in the study area, and also highlighted the different life forms, families and dominant species in the area. The study recommends that there is need to deduce an effective means of conserving the species through ex-situ methods.