Positively Prehistoric Fern!

Giant leather fern (Acrostichum danaeifolium) is said to be the largest fern in North America. Diane Larue (Class of 2012) provides scale to a new, soft and succulent frond at a wetland crossover bridge at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. This fern grows in freshwater and not-so-freshwater settings.


Ferns are primitive plants, here at the time of the dinosaurs, that reproduce by spores. The underside of fertile fronds resemble suede …


This primitive looking plant grows in sun or shade. This fern, as well as white indigo berry, are among the native plants incorporated in the Audubon House landscape.

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