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Ferns

From The Plant Encyclopedia
Bracken Fern - botanical illustration 1812

A fern is a term referring to about 12,000 species. They are the most ancient vascular plants; lacking flowers and seed, but instead reproducing via spores. Most cultivated ferns are valued for their ability to grow in shade, and also for their edible fiddleheads, a delicacy in many cusines.


Popular Cultivated Ferns


Ferns commonly grown indoors


Food Fern Varieties - "Fiddlehead Ferns"



Botanical Illustration by Sam Earl


Genera in this category