• Filene Center lawn filled with patrons

    Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

    Virginia

Trees and Shrubs

Azaleas and lilacs in springtime bloom beside the Ranger Station at Wolf Trap.

Springtime at Wolf Trap

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With a variety of habitats, from year-round wetlands to steep, dry slopes, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is home to dozens of vegetative species in its woodland areas. As a former farm, the developed areas of the park have a wealth of ornamental plants like azalea, cherry, dogwood, iris, lilac, rose althea and spirea that were popular garden plants in the mid 20th century.

There are known species of hardwoods and other native flora in the park like ash, American Holly, beech, oaks, pines, tulip tree and wild azalea. An inventory of both native and garden plants by scientists from the University of Maryland began in April 2004.

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