Spotsylvania County Native Plant Sites

Check out the following sites in Spotsylvania County where you can find Central Rapp Natives!

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Salamander Loop trail by spotsylvania greenways initiative

Go on a free guided 1.5 hour tour of the Salamander Loop conducted by the Master Naturalists on the second Sunday of each month at 9:00 am. 

Location: 8110 River Stone Drive, Fredericksburg
Off of Jefferson Davis Highway in the River Run Business Center. Look for the Ni River Trail sign on the right as you turn into the business center. 

Central Rappahannock native plants of note at this site include:
Asmina triloba - Pawpaw
Betula nigra - River Birch
Cronus florida - Flowering Dogwood
Diospyros virginiana - Common Persimmon
Ilex opaca - American Holly
Liriodendron tulipifera - Tulip Poplar
Quercus alba - White Oak
Quercus falcata - Southern Red Oak
Sassafras albidum - Sassafras

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Lake Anna state park

The park has a beach on one of Virginia's most popular lakes.  With more than 15 miles of trails, the park offers many hiking, biking and horseback riding options. 

Location: 6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania 

Directions: From I-95, take Exit 118 at Thornburg and travel about four miles on Rt. 606. At Snell, continue through the traffic light on Rt. 208. Stay on Rt. 208 west for 2 miles. At the stop light, continue straight for a short distance to another stop light. At this light, turn left onto Courthouse RD (Rt 208 west). Continue on Rt. 208 through the stop light at Spotsylvania High School. In 8 miles, turn right onto Rt. 601 Lawyers Road and drive 3 miles. You’ll see the state park sign on your left.

Central Rappahannock native plants of note at this site include:
Cercis canadensis - Eastern Redbud
Itea virginica - Virginia Sweetspire
Mertensia virginica - Virginia Bluebell, Virginia Cowslip
Rhododendron periclymenoides - Wild Azalea, Pinxter Azalea
Vaccinium corymbosum - Highbush Blueberry

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