• Manassas National Battlefield Park

    Manassas

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

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Wildflowers

Wildflowers
Manassas National Battlefield Park
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Wildflower

Chicory
Cichorium intybus

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Wildflowers are angiosperms, meaning that they are vascular, flowering plants that produce seed. Blooming wildflowers acquaint one's senses with the coming of spring at Manassas National Battlefield. Persisting through the open fields and under the forest canopies, the wildflowers provide breathtaking views and enchanting smells throughout the park.

Please do not pick the wildflowers! Picking wildflowers not only denies others the opportunity to admire their beauty, but it also threatens the existence of the plant and is illegal in all National Park units. It is also illegal to collect seeds from wildflowers.

 
CommonMilkweed

CommonMilkweed
AsclepiasSyriaca

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Common milkweed is crucial to the life of monarch butterflies. Monarch's are tolerant to the toxins in the milky sap of the plant and feed on milkweed during their larval stage. As the butterflies accumulate the toxins, they become bitter and undesirable to predators.

 
 
CommonSelfheal
PrunellaVulgaris
The common selfheal is a member of the mint family, lamiaceae. This perennial herb has been noted for its medicinal uses.
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Did You Know?

Did you know?

Manassas National Battlefield Park is one of the most unspoiled areas in the Culpeper Basin. Our 5,000 acres serve as a natural oasis for many types of plant and animal species in the increasingly urbanized Prince William County, Virginia.