New Fern Species Discovered Growing in Forest Park's Successional Forest

Ebony spleenwort (Asplenium platyneuron), a new fern species for Forest Park, was recently discovered in Successional Forest while clearing the invasive bush honeysuckle. The new addition is the fourth fern species recorded within Forest Park's Nature Reserves. Ebony spleenwort is a common member of upland forests throughout most of Missouri.