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The flora of the Washington-Baltimore is rich and diverse. We have thousands of different kinds of plants, or species diversity. Many of these plant species you can find in your neighborhood. Try looking in your backyard or in your school yard, or in a local park. A lawn that has not been sprayed with pesticides will be especially diverse. You can also find many fascinating plant species in the woods. You do not necessarily need to go to a large forest. Often, a small patch of woods will reveal a bounty of interesting plant species.

Take a look at these flower images and see if you can find them:


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