19 April 2012 – Neverland Swamp

Today, I ventured into a part of the North Tract that I had not been to yet – Neverland Swamp. It is located south of the Old Forge Bridge along the Little Patuxent River. I was pleasantly surprised with what I saw. There are remnants of old river channels which have filled with water and lots of wet ground in between. There is one area where is several feet higher than these channels and it sports numerous species of plants one would find in upland areas of the North Tract. Some of the flowers spotted include the Violet Woodsorrel (Oxalis violaea), Round-fruit Hedge Hyssop (Gratiola virginiana), and Greater Bladder Sedge (Carex intumescens). I will be going back to be sure.

Oxalis violacea L. - Violet Wood Sorrel

Oxalis violacea L. - Violet Wood Sorrel

Oxalis violacea L. - Violet Wood Sorrel

Oxalis violacea L. - Violet Wood Sorrel

Gratiola virginiana L. - Round -fruit Hedge Hyssop

Gratiola virginiana L. - Round -fruit Hedge Hyssop

Carex intumescens - Greater Bladder Sedge

Carex intumescens - Greater Bladder Sedge

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