Maine Natural History Observatory

Censusing and Monitoring the Species and Habitats of Coastal Maine

Plants of eastern coastal Maine

In 2014, we outlined a multi-year project to develop a field guide to the wildflowers of eastern coastal Maine and we have been working towards that goal over the past years. During 2014 we developed a database of plant distribution, abundance, and status in the region and in 2015 we conducted additional field surveys on 14 offshore islands in the region to fill in information gaps. With these tasks now completed, we are in the final stages of building a field guide, in full color, to the wildflowers of islands and headlands of the eastern coast of Maine based on the information that we have compiled to date.  Expect to have the guide off to the publishers by December 2019.