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    Morristown

    National Historical Park New Jersey

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    The Visitor Center, Wick House, Museum and the Ford Mansion will be closed Friday Sept 5 from 11:30am to 2pm for a mandatory all employee meeting. Tours of the Ford Mansion will resume at 2pm. Sorry for the inconvience. Call 973-539-2016 ext.210 for info.

Ferns

Fiddleheads emerging in late April.

Fiddleheads emerging in late April

(Barton)

Visitors to Morristown National Historical Park are likely to find several species of ferns along the park's trails and roadsides in cool, moist shaded areas.

Twenty-one species of ferns and fern allies have been identified in the park. The most common ferns found in the park are New York and Christmas ferns. Christmas Fern is one of the most familiar ferns in New Jersey. Its distinctive evergreen leaves make it easy to recognize

 

Species

Family

Common Name

Adiantum pedatum

Adiantaceae

Maidenhair Fern

Athyrium filix-femina

Aspleniaceae

Lady Fern

Athyrium thelypteroides

Aspleniaceae

Silvery Spleenwort

Botrychium sp.

Ophioglossaceae

Grape Fern

Botrychium virginiana

Ophioglossaceae

Virginia Grape Fern

Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Dennstaedtiaceae

Hay-Scented Fern

Dryopteris austriaca

Aspleniaceae

Shield Fern

Dryopteris carthusiana

Aspleniaceae

American Shield fern

Dryopteris sp.

Aspleniaceae

Shield Fern

Equisetum sp.

Equistaceae

Horsetails

Gymnocarpium dryopteris

Aspleniaceae

Oak Fern

Lycopodium clavatum

Lycopodiaceae

Trailing Clubmoss

Lycopodium sp.

Lycopodiaceae

Clubmoss

Onoclea sensibilis

Aspleniaceae

Sensitive Fern

Osmunda cinnamomea

Osmundaceae

Cinnamon Fern

Osmunda claytoniana

Osmundaceae

Interrupted Fern

Osmunda regalis

Osmundaceae

Royal Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides

Aspleniaceae

Christmas Fern

Thelypteris hexagonoptera

Aspleniaceae

Broad Beech Fern

Thelypteris noveboracensis

Aspleniaceae

New York Fern

Thelypteris palustris

Aspleniaceae

Marsh Fern

Thelypteris phegopteris

Aspleniaceae

Northern Fern

Did You Know?

Lafayette

At 19, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette volunteered to serve in the American Revolution. He developed a lifelong friendship with General Washington and would name his son Georges Washington du Motier. General Washington was named the boy’s godfather.