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A clump-forming, deciduous fern that can reach 6 feet tall.
Growing in a marshy, deciduous forest.
The unfurled, sterile leaves, when they first appear above the ground during the spring, are rolled and circular in shape. At that stage of development, they are referred to as "fiddleheads" or "croziers". These fiddleheads are especially prized in the northeastern United States, where they are collected, sold, and eaten as gourmet food.
Spotted on Apr 10, 2018
Submitted on Apr 18, 2018