University of Maryland Extension

Native Plant Information

Calvert County Native Plants- Recommended Trees & Shrubs

Published by Calvert County Department of Planning and Zoning, this booklet contains photos and descriptions of plants native to Calvert County.  www.co.cal.md.us/DocumentCenter/View/251

Chesapeake Natives 

Learn about native plants from this non-profit organization.  Visit “Plant Characteristics” to view photos and learn planting information about many native plants.  They list their open house days (one per month March – September) when you can purchase native plants. www.chesapeakenatives.org

Creating a Meadow

http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/habitat/wawildflowers.aspx

Maryland Native Plant Society

Lists native plants, sources for buying them, and plants that should not be planted (are invasive) in our area. www.mdflora.org

A brochure on how to landscape with native plants is available: https://www.mdflora.org/publications/gardenersguidelines/gguides.html and a link to local native plants sales (check back as event list is updated): https://mdflora.org/plant-sales

Native Plant Center

Search for plants native to the Chesapeake Bay region.  This is the online searchable version of the publication “Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping – Chesapeake Bay Watershed” (listed below).  

http://www.nativeplantcenter.net/

Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping - Chesapeake Bay Watershed

An excellent source for names of plants broken down by types:  trees, shrubs, vines, herbaceous, etc. with planting requirements, wildlife value and photos and discussions. www.fws.gov/chesapeakebay/pdf/NativePlantsforWildlifeHabitatandConservat...

updated Janury 2019

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