Plants Along the CL50
The largest, and perhaps most notable, plants you will see along the trail include the towering eastern white pines and eastern hemlocks, along with the mature, hulking yellow birch, red maple and sugar maple. Those attuned to the smaller, herbaceous plants can observe a variety of wildflowers, ferns, club mosses, saprophytic and even carnivorous plants (don’t worry, they only “eat” insects and other tiny creatures).
Tasty edibles (like raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry) are also common, especially in late summer. Be cautious of other plant fruits seen that could be inedible or even poisonous. It is wise not to eat anything found in the wild unless you are absolutely sure that it is safe.
Our Map has more information about the flora and fauna found along the trail
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