F is for Ferns

Miz Flora, our blog botanist, wanted us to share Ferns with you for F day in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge, because these more delicate plants are unfurling their fronds now. For many, those first fronds to open are their fertile fronds, the ones that bear their dust-like spores.

Once the ‘leaf’ fronds open, the weather should be trending to warmer…although plants can make mistakes, too!

These ferns are Sensitive Ferns, Onoclea sensibilis, which did gain their name because early American settlers noticed the fronds dying off with the first frost.

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