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Christmas Fern Fiddleheads The young fiddleheads are silvery and scaled. <br />
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Unlike some native ferns whose fiddleheads are edible, Christmas Ferns are questionable as to whether they are safe to consume and may require extensive preparation. However, they have been used traditionally in Native American medicine.  Christmas Fern,Christmas Fern Fiddleheads,Christmas fern,Fiddleheads,Geotagged,Polystichum acrostichoides,Spring,United States,ferns Click/tap to enlarge

Christmas Fern Fiddleheads

The young fiddleheads are silvery and scaled.

Unlike some native ferns whose fiddleheads are edible, Christmas Ferns are questionable as to whether they are safe to consume and may require extensive preparation. However, they have been used traditionally in Native American medicine.

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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 Christine Young
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Uploaded May 17, 2018. Captured May 1, 2018 13:13 in 3280 Franklin Ave, Millbrook, NY 12545, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm