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Plants of Chesapeake Bay

Bayscapes - From the US Fish and Wildlife Service Chesapeake Bay Field Office. This 83 page guide contains color photos of over 400 plant species native to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, including all states with drainage to the the Bay: Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and New York.

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scientific namecommon name(s)image gallery
Asarum canadenseCanadian wild ginger
Wild ginger
Asclepias incarnataSwamp milkweed
Pink Milkweed
Asplenium platyneuronEbony spleenwort
Asclepias syriacaCommon milkweed
Asimina trilobaPawpaw
Common pawpaw
Custard apple
Indian banana
Wild banana
Asclepias tuberosaButterflyweed
Butterfly milkweed
Orange milkweed
Pleurisy root
Chigger flower
Athyrium filix-feminaCommon lady fern
Subarctic lady fern
Lady fern
Baptisia australisBlue wild indigo
Wild blue indigo
Blue false indigo
Baccharis halimifoliaGroundseltree
Eastern baccharis
Groundsel bush
Salt marsh-elder
Salt bush
Florida groundsel bush
Baptisia tinctoriaHorseflyweed
Yellow Wild Indigo
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General Appearance


Light requirement
 Sun - 6 or more hrs
 Part shade - 2 to 6 hrs
 Shade - 2 hrs or less

Soil moisture
 Dry - no signs of moisture
 Moist - looks & feels damp
 Wet - saturated

Bloom Time
 Jan  Feb  Mar
 Apr  May  Jun
 Jul  Aug  Sep
 Oct  Nov  Dec
Bloom Color
 White  Red  Pink
 Orange  Yellow  Green
 Blue  Purple  Violet
 Brown  Black

Height (in feet)
 0-1  1-3  3-6  6-12
 12-36  36-72  72-100
 More than 100

Leaf Arrangement

Leaf Retention