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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
Plant species guides (for gardening, habitat management, etc.)
Digital images to assist with plant identification
Five search levels: Quick Search, Gardeners, Consultants, Botanists, Habitat
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.
Sea level rise scenarios
Changes in vegetative cover
Changes in habitat succession