Did you know the fern from last week’s puzzler? It is a Christmas fern, Polystichum acrostichoides! Know why it is called that? For two reasons: 1. It stays green all year, like a Christmas tree and 2. Each little fern frond looks like a tiny stocking.
The Christmas fern can be found throughout the eastern United States in a variety of locations, especially on shady hillsides and wooded stream banks. It provides great erosion control.
Have you seen this fern while you were out on a walk in the woods?
Are YOU ready for Christmas and the holidays? I am not! And as you may know from previous posts, my husband and I are fostering 3 puppies right now which seems to take up all of my time… so I am going to take a few days off from my Blog…no puzzler for this week but I will be back again soon.
Have a fabulous weekend!