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Christmas Fern

Polystichum acrostichoides


Fiddlehead of unknown type of fern. I wasn't sure whether to include the last photo, because it may not be the same type of fern (they were there at the same time).


Wooded area


Named for the shape of the leaves, where they bump out a bit like a Christmas stocking (see last photo).

1 Species ID Suggestions

PucaK 8 years ago
Christmas Fern
Polystichum acrostichoides Polystichum acrostichoides

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1 Comment

Melissa_M 8 years ago

Thank you! That appears to be the kind, at least of the last fern I took a picture of.

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Hohenwald, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Apr 28, 2014
Submitted on Aug 28, 2015

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