Approximately 30 species of ferns have been identified at Saint-Gaudens NHS. Typically, they are found in shady areas with moist soils. Ferns are an ancient line of plants that reproduce by spores rather than seeds and therefore do not produce flowers. At one time the Eastern United States was covered with forests of tree-sized ferns.
Did You Know?
At the great,1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, Augustus Saint-Gaudens won the Gran Prix for the artwork he exhibited, including the Shaw Memorial and Sherman Monument.