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Galesville in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Native Plants

 
 
Native Plants Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 13, 2008
1. Native Plants Marker
Inscription.  Native plants are essential to the health of our waterways. They thrive in local soils and need minimal fertilizer or pesticides, so fewer nutrients and chemicals reach our waters. They also help to reduce soil run-off and provide food and nesting sites for local birds, mammaps, and other wildlife. Homeowners prefer native as they require little trimming, watering, or other maintenance.

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Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, songbirds, and beneficial insects to a garden.

[photograph] This residence features native plants in all of the landscaping.

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This porch is adorned with native vines, including cross vine (Bignonia capreolata) and a yellow variety of the native trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera semprevirens).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Horticulture & Forestry.
 
Location. 38° 50.622′ N, 76° 32.505′ W. Marker is in Galesville, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from
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Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 988 Main Street, Galesville MD 20765, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Steamboat Landing (a few steps from this marker); Valuable Wetlands (a few steps from this marker); Where Land Meets Water (a few steps from this marker); Carrie Weedon House (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to Galesville (a few steps from this marker); William Penn (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Women of Hartge Yacht Yard (1934-2006) (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galesville.
 
Boardwalk with markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck
2. Boardwalk with markers
Carrie Weedon house is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,117 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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Feb. 22, 2024