The following two guides are intended to aid home owners officials in selecting native plants for Critical Area buffer planting and management, habitat restoration and natural landscaping to enhance the health and beauty of the Chesapeake Bay. All of these plants are native to Maryland and naturally occur in the Coastal Plain region, which encompasses Anne Arundel and Calvert Counties.
Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and available for sale from MNPS.
Native Plants For Wildlife Habitat And Conservation Landscaping In Maryland. From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Field Office. These three lists specifically address the different habitats in the three sections of our state. There is a general section in each list that covers such topics as "designing a habitat". The light, moisture, and soil requirements are outlined for each species. The plant information for these lists was compiled by MNPS member Carol Jelich.
Celebrating Wildflowers with the USDA Forest Service. Find some wildflower activities, see where to view wildflowers in the National Forests, and even see some wildflower photos.