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Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) Growing in a moist, shaded valley in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
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This photo gives a closeup of the sori, clusters of spore-producing sporangia. <br />
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Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides)

Growing in a moist, shaded valley in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.

This photo gives a closeup of the sori, clusters of spore-producing sporangia.

Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) Growing in a moist, shaded valley in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/60069/christmas_fern_polystichum_acrostichoides.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/60070/christmas_fern_polystichum_acrostichoides.html Geotagged,Polystichum acrostichoides,Spring,United States

Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) Growing in a moist, shaded valley in a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/60068/christmas_fern_polystichum_acrostichoides.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/60070/christmas_fern_polystichum_acrostichoides.html Geotagged,Polystichum acrostichoides,Spring,United States

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  1. Wow!! I found some Christmas Fern fiddleheads recently - they were so delightfully covered in silver scales :) Posted 3 years ago

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''Polystichum acrostichoides'', commonly denominated Christmas fern, is a perennial, evergreen fern native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia, Canada west to Minnesota and south to Florida and eastern Texas.

Similar species: Polypodiales
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded May 16, 2018. Captured May 10, 2018 01:30 in 169 Hopewell Church Rd, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.5
  • 1/160s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm