Site: Baltimore Ecosystem Study
An old community garden plot in an inner block in west Baltimore. Uncultivated at the time of the photo, annual and short lived perennial colonizing plants are predominant.
BES LTER photo
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Detailed summary of plant biodiversity along both a urban to rural and soil fertility gradients at the Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER. Contrary to the initial expectations, urban ecosystems harbor significant biodiversity of plants and, in some cases, higher numbers of plant species than in rural habitats.
Groffman et al. 2006