Fern Fronds

Challenge #238 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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In this challenge, show us the beauty of ferns: just-unfurling fronds, small fern plants or large tree ferns. A fern is a plant in the Pteridophyta family, with stems, leaves, roots, and it reproduces via spores. It has no seeds or flowers. NO photos of palms or cycads because they are not related to ferns. The ferns (unless grown as a house-plant or in a glasshouse) should be outside in their natural environment. Macro and close-up shots welcome. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Fern Fronds
Fern
Haleakala Ferns
Ferns-love-shade
Young leaves of a fern
red fern dpreview-1
Lovers Head to Head
Fern
At the end
Green on Green
Hoh Fern
New Zealand's emblematic Silver Fern
Ferns shooting
Awakening
Darkforce_FernSpread
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Large Tree Fern
Young Fern Frond
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