The Maryland Native Plant Society

The Maryland Native Plant Society
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  • Wicomico State Forest (Fall Conference)

Wicomico State Forest (Fall Conference)

  • 09/19/2015
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Maryland
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  • Field Trips are open to Conference participants only.

Leaders: Rod Simmons and Alonso Abugattas

We'll take Mt. Hermon Road (Rt. 350) from the conference center east out of Salisbury to Sixty Foot Road, and slowly make our way north along this road to explore areas within Wicomico State Forest along sandy side roads off Sixty Foot Road. A great many plants of outer coastal plain sandhill communities, swamps, and hummocks are found throughout this site, including Common Sweet-leaf or Horse-sugar (Symplocos tinctoria), Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia virginiana), Bayberry (Morella spp.), and many others, including an abundance of graminoids and fall wildflowers.  We should also see (though not in flower) the state endangered Carolina Sandwort or Pine-barren Sandwort (Minuartia caroliniana), a diminutive member of the Pink Family that grows in dry, open, sandy areas at the edges of oak-pine-heath forest.

Registration is restricted to the fall conference attendees. You can select this field trip when you register for the conference.

Fall Conference information

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