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Sensitive Fern

Onoclea sensibilis


Spores are produced on erect, fertile fronds, which are green in the summer and then turn brown in the autumn. The fertile fronds persist throughout the winter, releasing their spores to the wind the following spring before any new leaves form.


Growing in a large meadow.


Commonly called sensitive fern because the green vegetative fronds are sensitive to and suffer almost immediate damage from the first fall frost.

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Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago


Hariprasad V N
Hariprasad V N a year ago

Beautiful photos, Christine.

Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.46, Long: -73.26

Spotted on Feb 27, 2018
Submitted on Feb 28, 2018

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