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Title: Information Sheet, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, 13 March 2005

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Maryland, U.S.A., 13 March 2005

On 13 March 2005, I decided to visit the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, about 10 miles north of Washington, D.C. to look for flowers of Symplocarpos foetidus (Skunk Cabbage, Araceae) and other life of late winter.   It was a still, cool day of about 50° F, and I welcomed periods of direct sun.   I found Symplocarpos foetidus growing in and along a stream of about 12 inches wide in many areas.   Some of the tops of spathes and some leaves were frost burned.   The Potomac River was blue-green and at a medium level.

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Figures 1–5.   Symplocarpos foetidus (Skunk Cabbage, Araceae).

Figure 6–10.     Symplocarpos foetidus (Skunk Cabbage, Araceae).

Figures 11–12.   Views of the forest.

Figure 13.   Fungus.

Figure 14.   Fungus.

Figure 15.   Fungus.

Figure 16.   Fungus.

Figure 17.   Fungus.

Figure 18.   Fungus.

Figures 19–20.   Carex sp. (sedge, Cyperaceae), with herbivory perhaps from a Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer, Cervidae).

Figure 21.   Moss (Phylum Bryophyta).

Figure 22.   A view of the Canal.

Figures 23–24.   Views of the Potomac River near Olmsted Island.

Figure 25.   Olmsted Island.

Figure 26.   Great Falls of the Potomac.

Figure 27.   Bedrock Terrace Forest.

Figures 28–30.   Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Redcedar) with thousands of male cones near opening.

Figures 31–34.   Views of the Park near the Canal.

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