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Finding Wildflowers in the Washington-Baltimore Area : Johns Hopkins Paperback - Cristol Fleming

Finding Wildflowers in the Washington-Baltimore Area

Johns Hopkins Paperback

Paperback Published: 1st March 1995
ISBN: 9780801849954
Number Of Pages: 332
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The heart of the book presents detailed information on specific parks, trails, riverbanks, marshes, and other natural areas where wildflowers thrive. Detailed maps of the locations and directions show readers how to get to each site. A final section lists some 450 wildflower species found in the region, noting each flower's blooming period, its preferred habitat, the locations where it can be found, and whether it is common, uncommon, or rare.

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A rich and welcome resource for everyone who enjoys wildflowers-casual walker and dedicated student alike... Finding Wildflowers describes dozens of parks, preserves, and other sites within about a hundred miles of the Baltimore-Washington corridor. And it goes well beyond simple description, placing these sites in the context of the region's natural environment, and providing a detailed checklist of species the visitor may see. -- Mary Pockman * Audubon Naturalist News * A trio of authors (two from the Audubon Society) deliver loads of information about plant life and geology, as well as outlining scores of trails and sites to visit in natural areas... Includes a month-by-month guide to blooming seasons for a variety of plants. * Baltimore Magazine *

Forewordp. ix
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Settingsp. 6
Geologyp. 9
Coastal Plainp. 9
Piedmontp. 11
Blue Ridgep. 11
Great Valleyp. 12
Ridge and Valleyp. 13
Allegheny Plateaup. 13
Climatep. 15
Habitatsp. 18
Wetlandsp. 20
Woodlandsp. 25
Open Landsp. 26
Rocky Areasp. 29
The Placesp. 31
Maryland Piedmont: Washington, D.C., and Montgomery Countyp. 33
Washington: Within the Cityp. 33
Montgomery County: The Potomac River Valleyp. 39
Central and Eastern Montgomery Countyp. 54
Maryland Piedmont: Baltimore and Nearby Countiesp. 67
Howard and Carroll Countiesp. 67
Baltimore City and Baltimore Countyp. 78
Harford Countyp. 89
Peek into Pennsylvaniap. 91
Maryland Coastal Plainp. 96
Northern Prince George's Countyp. 96
Southern Prince George's Countyp. 104
Anne Arundel Countyp. 112
The Eastern Shorep. 117
Calvert Countyp. 119
Near Baltimorep. 122
Maryland Mountainsp. 127
The Blue Ridge: Frederick and Washington Countiesp. 127
Limestone Region: Washington Countyp. 137
Ridge and Valley: Allegany Countyp. 146
Allegheny Plateau: Garrett Countyp. 149
Virginia Piedmontp. 156
Arlington and Fairfax Counties: Potomac Palisadesp. 156
Central and Western Fairfax Countyp. 172
Western Prince William Countyp. 182
Loudoun Countyp. 187
Virginia Coastal Plainp. 191
Southeastern Fairfax Countyp. 191
Southeastern Prince William Countyp. 199
Virginia and West Virginia Mountainsp. 205
The Blue Ridgep. 205
The Shenandoah Valleyp. 219
Ridge and Valleyp. 222
The Speciesp. 229
Monocotyledonsp. 231
Dicotyledonsp. 238
Appendixes
New Scientific Names Used in This Bookp. 281
Blooming Date Calendarp. 283
Regional Organizations and Park Administrative Offices in the Washington-Baltimore Areap. 289
Bibliographyp. 293
Indexp. 297
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ISBN: 9780801849954
ISBN-10: 0801849950
Series: Johns Hopkins Paperback
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 332
Published: 1st March 1995
Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45

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