• Aerial view of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the fall

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    Memorial Parkway DC, MD, VA

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The sedges (Cyperaceae) make up one of the the most diverse groups of vascular plants within the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP). Currently, 94 species in eight genera are known to be extant within GWMP and five additional species are known from historic specimen records. Undoubtedly, even more will be discovered as future inventory efforts increase. As recently as 2003 a species of native sedge new to the State of Virginia (Carex davisii), was found within GWMP.

Additionally, the rushes and wood rushes (Juncaceae) are represented by eight species within GWMP.

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Aerial view of Glen Echo Park

People have enjoyed Glen Echo Park since it first opened in 1891. Today, visitors can ride the carousel, take a class, attend dances, and learn about the history of this special place. More...