The woods, marshes and swamps of the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) provide habitat for 28 extant species of ferns and seven other vascular crytograms such as horsetails, quillworts and lycopoid clubmosses. Six additional species of ferns historically documented from GWMP are now belived to be extripated along with the spikemoss, Selaginella rupestris.
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People have enjoyed Glen Echo Park since it first opened in 1891. Today, visitors can ride the carousel, take a class, attend dances, and learn about the history of this special place. More...