Plants

Nature and Science
Catoctin staff surveying vegetation
Over 750 species of vascular plants have been documented in Catoctin Mountain Park, including 60 species of trees.

The park is home to numerous ferns, mushrooms and other fungi, trees and shrubs, and wildflowers.

Although no Federally listed rare or endangered plants occur within the park, there are numerous State of Maryland listed threatened and endangered species. Many of the plants found in Catoctin are uncommon in the Middle-Atlantic States.

Please remember that it is illegal to pick wildflowers or collect seeds from plants. Personal consumption of berries and mushrooms is permitted.

 

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Mailing Address:

6602 Foxville Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

Phone:

(301) 663-9388
This phone number is for the visitor center and is answered during regular operating hours. An outgoing voicemail message provides information when the visitor center is closed.

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