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The Maryland Native Plant Society

The Maryland Native Plant Society

Upcoming MNPS events

2022 Year of the Mints

MNPS is celebrating the mint family (Lamiaceae) during 2022. Find an overview of Maryland's 94 native and non-native mint species: "Paired, Squared, and Ready to Dance," in the recently published Fall 2021 Marilandica (pdf)

Marilandica

Spring 2022 Issue

Marilandica Cover Image of Ancient Fraxinus americana grove at Chapman Shell-Marl Ravine Forest. Photo: R.H. Simmons

Marilandica is mailed twice a year to all members. This full-color publication, provides a snapshot of the activities of MNPS as well as information about Maryland's native plants and habitats.

To report a missing copy email info@mdflora.org -- Please allow 4 weeks for the post office to deliver your copy.

Back Issues are available on line.

Resources

Handouts from programs

Native Plants Used by Indigenous People of the Chesapeake Bay Area DOWNLOAD PDF

Vascular Plants of Maryland, USA: A Comprehensive Account of the State's Botanical Diversity. Wesley Knapp and Robert F. C. Naczi DOWNLOAD PDF


PROGRAM RECORDINGS

Programs held by Zoom can be viewed on our Webinar Recordings page and on the MNPS YouTube channel (under Videos).


Blog posts


Photo Albums

Check out the photos from our field trips, events, and other subjects

All Photo Albums

Patuxent Research Reserve Field Trip

Welcome to Patuxent Research Refuge. Field trip leaders: Robert Ferraro and Helen Lowe Metzman. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Tour intro to MNPS 2021 Fall Conference attendees. Patuxent Research Refuge. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Helen Lowe Metzman and Fall Conference attendees. Pityopsis graminifolia var. latifolia (Narrow-leaf Silkgrass). Patuxent Research Refuge. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Solidago odora (Anise-Scented Goldenrod). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Polygala mariana (Maryland Milkwort). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Liatris pilosa (Shaggy Blazingstar) and Bombus sp (Bumblebee). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Epigaea repens (Trailing-Arbutus). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Helen Lowe Metzman and field of Lobelia puberula (Downy Lobelia). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Melissa McCormick and Raspberry Pi Camera set up. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Spiranthes cernua (White Nodding Ladies' Tresses). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Spiranthes cernua (White Nodding Ladies' Tresses) and Raspberry Pi Cameras. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Chimaphila maculata (Spotted Wintergreen). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Helen Lowe Metzman and Epifagus virginiana (Beechdrops). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Onoclea sensibilis (Sensitive Fern). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Monotropa hypopitys. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
New Marsh Pond. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Brasenia schreberi (Watershield). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Drosera intermedia (Spatula-leaved Sundew). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Fall Conference attendees. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Fall Conference attendees. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Fall Conference attendees. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Hypericum sp. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Persicaria hydropiperoides (Swamp Smartweed). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Rhexia virginica (Virginia Meadowbeauty). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Utricularia gibba (Shortspur Creeping Bladderwort). Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
New Marsh Pond. Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.
Patuxent Research Refuge. North Tract. Laurel, MD. Sept 26, 2021. Photo: Cristina Niciporciukas.

Find us on Facebook

The MNPS Discussion Group on Facebook is a way to connect with other native plant enthusiasts. We'll help with plant identification and share our experiences in natural areas.  We can also provide resources for native plant gardening, invasive plant management, and many other ecological questions.

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