Maine Natural History Observatory

Censusing and Monitoring the Species and Habitats of Coastal Maine

Plants of coastal Washington County

In 2014, we outlined a 3-year project to develop a field guide to the wildflowers of coastal Washington County and we have been working towards that goal over the past 2 years. During 2014 we developed a database of plant distribution, abundance, and status in the region and in 2015 we conducted additional field surveys on 14 offshore islands in the region to fill in information gaps. With these tasks now completed, we propose to build a field guide, in full color, to the wildflowers of islands and headlands of coastal Washington County based on the information that we have compiled to date.