Ferns are exquisitely ornamental. These can be found along the Cacapon River and other moist, shady areas in the county.
- Christmas Fern - An evergreen, widely used for seasonal decorations.
- Royal Fern - Regal in appearance, 2 to 6 feet tall, with clusters of flower-like spores at the top.
- Bracken Fern - The largest of area ferns often reaching a height of seven feet.
- Cinnamon Fern - Its name is derived from the conspicuous cinnamon-brown masses of spores borne on a separate stalk from the leafy frond. The small, curled young fronds are called fiddle-heads and the hearts are often used in salads.
- Polypody - Handsome, evergreen with numerous fronds growing from its long, cord-like rootstock. Often found on rocks, logs and bases of tree trunks.
[ Ferns :: Wildflowers :: Birds :: Trees :: Shrubs ]