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 Plants and Plant Communities

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The Flora of Delaware Online

The Flora of Delaware Online is an online database that contains basic information on the status, habitat type, and distribution of plant species in Delaware. It is based on the
2001 publication, The Flora of Delaware: An Annotated Checklist. This new online database includes many new plant species added since the 2001 publication as well as more
information on the ecology and life history of each species. It is intended for use by landscapers, land managers, wildlife managers, planners, restoration ecologists, research
biologists, educators and home gardeners

Database Features

Plant species guides (for gardening, habitat management, etc.)

Digital images to assist with plant identification

Five search levels: Quick Search, Gardeners, Consultants, Botanists, Habitat

Wildlife benefits

Invasive species



The Delaware Statewide Vegetation Community Map

In Delaware, there are 140 distinct vegetation communities throughout the state. The online Delaware vegetation community map includes these communities as well as impervious (paved) surfaces, water, and non-vegetated areas (beach, tidal, mudflat, modified land). Aerial maps from 1937, 1954, 1961, 1968 and 1998 can also be viewed to look at changes in land use over time. These maps are intended to serve as baseline data on land uses in the past and present and will help influence land use decisions in the future.

Database Features

Sea level rise scenarios

Climate change

Changes in vegetative cover

Changes in habitat succession



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