Plants

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Help us Make a Plant list

The Little Falls watershed is a home to many different species of native plants.  Do you know someone who is a botanist or just likes identifying plants?  If so we would love to know exactly what kind of plants live in our watershed.  For a good idea of what plants may reside here, click here to see the extensive study done in nearby Sligo Creek.  Email info@lwfa.org with any sightings you find.

 

Helpful Identification Manuals:

Wildflower Identification

False Solomon's Seal

•    Peterson, R.T. Wildflowers: Northeastern/North-central North America. Houghton-Mifflin; 1968. 1996.
Classification by color, then flower type. This book is the author's personal preference.
•    Newcomb, Lawrence. Newcomb's Wildflower Guide. Little, Brown; 1977. Classification by flower and leaf type.
Preferred by many to Peterson.
•    Niering, William A.; Nancy C. Olmstead. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers: Eastern Region 1979; Knopf; 1979. Color photographs; fewer species covered than the other books described here.

Tree Identification

•    Elbert L. Little, Jr. The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region. Knopf; 1980. Recommended by the Maryland Native Plant Society.

Professional Identification Books

A pair of extremely useful technical manuals that are comprehensive and have line drawings for every species, are:
•    Brown, Melvin L., and Brown, Russell G. Herbaceous Plants of Maryland. Port City Press, Baltimore; 1964, 1984.
•    Brown, Russell G., and Brown, Melvin L. Woody Plants of Maryland. Port City Press, Baltimore; 1972.

 

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