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In fact, beyond the familiar pines and oaks of our forests, the New Jersey Pine Barrens ecosystem has about 800 species of flowering plants and 25 species of fern. There are beautiful wildflowers – some common, some very rare even in the heart of the Pinelands – and several species of carnivorous plants, like the pitcher plant and sundews. Numerous species are commercially available and easily cultivated. The Pinelands also has beautiful and useful shrubs, like Highbush Blueberry and Lowbush Blueberry, Swamp Azalea, and Mountain Laurel.

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Franklin Parker Preserve



Pinelands: New England / Mid-Atlantic Coast

Area: 9,400 Acres

Habitat: Primarily forested wetland with areas of shrub-scrub and mixed upland forest

Site Description: The Franklin Parker Preserve is an important wetland complex located in the center of the Pinelands. It is responsible for filtering rainwater that feeds into the Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer, a valuable underground water resource. The site was purchased in 2003 by New Jersey Conservation Foundation (NJCF) and now serves as an essential link between five major state-owned parcels totaling 250,000 acres. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection designated several Natural Heritage Priority Sites in the area, including the Chatsworth Woods Macrosite. These sites are considered some of NJ’s most significant habitats.

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