BFSS (backlit fern spore structures)

Fern backlit on mtn

Also from Saturday’s walk….

New term for me: those unfurling fiddleheads have a fifty-cent name—circinate vernation. Vernation comes from a root word referring to springtime, and also to the arrangement of the growth-tip tissue—in this case curled in on itself, or circinate.

Ho hum. No way to work this into conversation….

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