Delaware Wildflowers • Months

Christmas Fern
Polystichum acrostichoides
Dryopteridaceae — Wood Fern family
Native
Christmas Fern
Fiddleheads
White Clay Creek State Park -- Pump House Road
April 2007
Christmas Fern
The flower is spring-beauty.
Red Clay Creek
May 2011
Christmas Fern
Christmas Fern
White Clay Creek State Park -- Possum Hill
August 2011
Christmas Fern
Two fronds, same plant, same day.

Christmas Fern
Developing sporangia (the little balls) and indusia (the discs that cover them.)

Christmas Fern
The remains of the sporangia and indusia. The spores have been released.
White Clay Creek State Park -- Thompson Station Road
September 2011

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