Chesapeake Bay Field Office
Northeast Region

--Also see our guide to Invasive Plant Species--

For Maryland Only:

Maryland's Physiographic Regions Maryland's Coastal Plain Marland's Piedmont Maryland's Mountain region

For the entire Chesapeake Bay Watershed:

This 83 page guide (below) contains color photos of over 400 plant species native to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, including all states with drainage to the the Bay: Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and New York.   The online version of the Native Plants for Wildlife publication can be found at

Download a PDF version of the guide here.Plant Guide cover image


  Image and link to the Native Plant Center, an online database for native plant withing the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

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Online Native Plant Center now available to help you find native Plants of the same type, shape color, size and other desirable plant characteristics for creating attractive and more natural landscapes in your yard.


Last updated: December 8, 2017