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State Line Serpentine Barrens


Close up view of a green plant with five fuzzy leaves beginning to open up in bloom.
Hairy Field Chickweed Hairy field chickweed located at the State Line Serpentine Barrens near the Pennsylvania-Maryland border. © George C. Gress

The State Line Serpentine Barrens contains some of the last major remnants of serpentine grassland in eastern North America.

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