Delaware Wildflowers • Scientific names

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

Polystichum acrostichoides
Developing sporangia (the little balls) and indusia (the discs that cover them.)

Polystichum acrostichoides
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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