Plainfield Sanctuary: Wildflowers
Description: This preserve, located within sight of the Connecticut River, is a botanical hotspot, containing a variety of unusual plant species. The rich calcareous soils yield a variety of species and forest types that are uncommon in New Hampshire. While there is no trail here, many rich site indicator species can be seen right along the roadside, including Adiantum pedatum (northern maidenhair fern), Actaea pachypoda (white baneberry), Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern), and Cardamine concatenata (cutleaf toothwort).
Directions: Park along River Road in Plainfield, about 5 miles south of the junction with Rte. 12A in Plainfield (0.2 miles south of where the pavement gets pretty rough), or about 2 miles north of the Rte. 12A junction in Cornish (soon after the pavement begins again).
Landowner: New England Wildflower Society (NEWFS)
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