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

Open Pond

 
 
Open Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, July 25, 2014
1. Open Pond Marker
Inscription. From the deck you see several important shallow water plants. Most visible is the broad leaved cattail with its brown, cigar-like top. In the spring, there is a yellow top above the brown. The thin, tall native plant with the pinkish-purple flowers is Swamp Loosestrife which is a native and different specie than the invasive species sold in garden centers. During the late summer you can see a brilliant crimsoned spike of the Cardinal Flower, one of the brightest wetland plant. The small white bouquet-like flowers on the vines all around the other plants are Climbing Boneset (or Climbing Hemp Weed). There is another yellow stemmed vine called Dodder, sometime difficult to view in this area of the pond. A flowering parasite, it is unable to make its own food and therefore may will injure or kill the plants it grows on. Luckily, one of its favorite hosts is poison ivy.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
 
Location. 38° 21.1′ N, 75° 34.267′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, Maryland, in Wicomico County. Marker can be reached from S. Schumaker Drive. Click for map. Located along the Ward Museum nature trail. 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
Open Pond Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, July 25, 2014
2. Open Pond Marker
distance of this marker. Beach and Birds (within shouting distance of this marker); Wildfowl Blind (within shouting distance of this marker); Dry Thickets (within shouting distance of this marker); Fruited Trees and Vines (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome (within shouting distance of this marker); Wooded Wetland (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waterside (about 300 feet away); Wetland Marsh (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Salisbury.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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