The Maryland Native Plant Society

The Maryland Native Plant Society
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Fall Open House and Native Plant Sale (Sunday)

  • 10/02/2016
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Springfield, VA

Sponsoring Organization:  Earth Sangha

The Wild Plant Nursery is a unique resource for ecological restoration in the greater Washington, DC, area. Established in 2001 in Springfield, Virginia, under an agreement with the Fairfax County Park Authority, the nursery is the region's most comprehensive source of local, wild native-plant material (“local ecotypes”). The use of local ecotypes is a standard best practice in ecological restoration because that helps to safeguard genetic diversity and local adaptation in the species planted. The nursery is currently working with about 340 species, some uncommon or rare in the wild in this region. For many of these species, our nursery is the DC area’s only source of production — local ecotype or otherwise. All plants are grown from seed (or spores) that we ourselves collect, from over 50 local natural areas. (We collect only with permission.)

Location: Franconia Park, off Cloud Drive, Springfield, VA

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