Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Fronds, Ferns, Fiddleheads, and Fossils

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Fronds, Ferns, Fiddleheads, and Fossils

This year I had to remove ferns encroaching on a walkway so I thought I would take photographs before digging them out. 

They are a very mysterious foliage that seemingly commit to a spot in the garden and thrive. They thrive under the Ginkgo tree, another long surviving plant.

Of course, the fiddleheads unfurl with grace,

the silent music of nature...... 

year, after year, after year.

File:PSM V73 D124 Fossil fern phegopteris guyottii.png
Fossil fern phegopteris guyottii



Fern Societies




Ferneries

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Fernery




Botanical phylogeny chart

Phylogeny Chart


Trachaeophyta

Lycopodiophytes (club mosses, spike mosses, quillworts)

Euphyllophytes

Spermatophytes (seed plants)

Ferns

Psilotopsida

 Psilotales (whisk ferns) 


 Ophioglossales (grapeferns etc.) 


Equisetopsida

 Equisetales (horsetails) 




Marattiopsida



Polypodiopsida




 Hymenophyllales (filmy ferns) 









 Salviniales (heterosporous) 



 Cyatheales (tree ferns) 





























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Grassroots Horticulture
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