The Assateague
Naturalist

Other Plants Common on Assateague
But Not Yet Included in the Collection

The tables below, while hardly all-inclusive, should give a good idea of the great variety of plant life on Assateague. Over time, we plan to include as many common species as possible. For a much more complete listing, visit the Fauna and Flora on Assateague Island site maintained by the National Park Service and the University of California.


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Wildflowers
aster
beggar-ticks
bluecurls
blue-eyed grass bur-marigold
bur-reed
butterfly pea
butterfly weed
chicory
cinquefoil
climbing hempweed
common mullein
cow vetch
cranesbill
creeping bush-clover
crested yellow orchis
daisy fleabane
dwarf St. Johnswort
evening primrose
false heather
frostweed
germander
golden aster
goldenrod
horsemint
horse nettle
hyssop-leaved thoroughwort
Indian pipe
Japanese honeysuckle
lamb's quarters
marsh St. Johnwort
meadow beauty
mock bishop's weed
moth mullein
New York Ironweed
orange grass
panicled tick-trefoil
partridgeberry
pasture thistle
pink lady's slipper
pink wild bean
pokeweed
poor man's pepper
prickly pear
rabbit's foot clover
rose pink
rough bedstraw
round-leaved thoroughwort
salt marsh fleabane
scarlet pimpernel
slender ladies' tresses
smartweed
stargrass
storksbill
tickseed sunflower
Venus' looking glass
Virginia dayflower
water penny-wort
water plantain
yellow wood-sorrel
Ferns
chain fern
cinnamon fern
marsh fern
royal fern
sensitive fern
wood fern
Trees
american holly
american sycamore
austrian pine
black walnut
black willow
blue spruce
eastern cottonwood
flowering dogwood
peach
pin oak
pitch pine
post oak
red maple
short-leaf pine
silver maple
slippery elm
southern magnolia
southern red oak
tree of heaven
Virginia pine
water oak
weeping willow
white mulberry
white poplar
willow oak
Grasses, etc.
bald brome
big cord grass
bread wheat
canadian rush
coastal salt grass
cottongrass bulrush
duckweeds
dwarf saltwort
European bermuda grass
Japanese brome
little barley
low nut rush
mexican tea
nuttall's reed grass
panic grasses
poverty brome
poverty rush
rosette grasses
saltmarsh rush
sand-dune sandburr
seaside bulrush
seaside three-awn
sedges
slender wood oats
slimspike three-awn
spike rushes
Virginia wild rye
water smartweed

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