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Local Non-Native Plants

Northern Catalpa -Catalpa speciosa

 

Northern Catalpa

Catalpa speciosa

 

 


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Further Reference:

USDA Plants Database: [link]

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center: [link]

 

Wild Cherry: Prunus avium

 

Wild Cherry

Prunus avium

 

red petioles (spring)

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white flower

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Leaves emerging from buds.

















buds in the fall

















leaf margins and underside of leaf

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Photos Hester Burch


 

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USDA Plants Database

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Mimosa: Albizia julibrissin

Mimosa

Albizia julibrissin

 


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Mimosa trees are non-native to Maryland and are considered invasive. They grow quickly and displace native trees and shrubs. They spread easily by seeds.

Interestingly, mimosa trees will slowly close their leaves at night and when it rains the leaflets droop down.


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leaf scar

photos copyright Hester Burch

Further Reference:

USDA Plants Database

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

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