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

Fruited Trees and Vines

 
 
Fruited Trees and Vines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, July 25, 2014
1. Fruited Trees and Vines Marker
Inscription. These trees, shrubs, bushes, and vines often have more extensive root systems than plants deeper in the wetland woods. They can hold the soil in place more effectively and offer a valuable front-line protective barrier for the pond edge and the Bay's watershed. Also, their extensive greenery and efficient photosynthesis help remove large amounts of water-born nutrients before they enter the streams of the watershed. Several types of grape species are present here.

We also find Virginia Creeper (or Woodbine), with its 5-6 leaves radiating from one point and dark purple berries. It is probably the plant most often confused with Poison Ivy, which has only three leaves and white berries. Pay special attention to the Seaside Alder which is found only in Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore and a small area in Oklahoma.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
 
Location. 38° 21.083′ N, 75° 34.233′ W. Marker is in Salisbury, Maryland, in Wicomico County. Marker can be reached from S. Schumaker Drive. Click for map. 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. Wildfowl Blind (within shouting distance of this marker); Dry Thickets

Fruited Trees and Vines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, July 25, 2014
2. Fruited Trees and Vines Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Beach and Birds (within shouting distance of this marker); Open Pond (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wooded Wetland (about 500 feet away); Waterside (about 500 feet away); Wetland Marsh (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Salisbury.
 
Categories. Environment
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 14 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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