Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas fern

A piece in the NYT today reminded me how fortunate we are to have native Christmas ferns (Polystichum acrostichoides, a fern that's evergreen in a winter landscape.

Polystichum acrostichoides
Various stories about its common name exist; being green at Christmas seems like enough of an explanation for me, although stocking-shaped leaflets sound reasonable, too.

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