Weekly Puzzler Answer #91

fern-7833Did 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?

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Can you see the mini stockings along the main stem?

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Here is a closer look

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This photo was taken yesterday–it is one of the few green plants in the forest right now.

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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!

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