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.

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.

Creating a Meadow

Maryland Native Plant Society

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

A brochure on how to landscape with native plants is available: and a link to local native plants sales (check back as event list is updated):

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).

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.

updated Janury 2019

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