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Salisbury in Wicomico County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Non Native Plants

 
 
Non Native Plants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, July 25, 2014
1. Non Native Plants Marker
Inscription. Whenever people, through building, agriculture forestry, or other means, disturb land there are certain plants that take advantage of the disturbed soil. These plants are known as "invasives." Often they can take over an area and crowd out other native plants. There are two native invasive species in this area: Poison Ivy, with its three shiny leaves and Phramites, the very tall (12 foot) grass with the feathery seed heads. Although both are natural inhabitants of the area, they may need to be controlled if other native species are to thrive. People also introduce non-native species they like into new habitats. The Mimosa trees in this area are an introduced species originally brought to the area during the colonial era. The Loblolly Pines around you are the most important tree to he forestry industry on the Eastern Shore. They have been extensively planted throughout the Bay area during the past hundred years. However, when first settled, the Eastern Shore was covered in thick growths of huge, ancient, slow-growing oak trees. The oak trees were depleted via extensive ship construction during the 19th century.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
 
Location. 38° 21.133′ N, 75° 34.367′ W. Marker is in Salisbury
Non Native Plants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, July 25, 2014
2. Non Native Plants Marker
, Maryland, in Wicomico County. Marker can be reached from S. Schumaker Drive. Click for map. Along nature trail at the Ward Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Salisbury MD 21804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wetland Marsh (within shouting distance of this marker); Wooded Wetland (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterside (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Open Pond (about 500 feet away); Beach and Birds (about 600 feet away); Wildfowl Blind (about 600 feet away); Dry Thickets (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Salisbury.
 
Categories. EnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry
 
Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, July 25, 2014
3. Ward Museum of Waterfowl Art
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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