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Word of the Week: Frond

Although people may refer to the leaves of palms and palm-like woody plants (cycads) as fronds, some botanists restrict the term to ferns. Each fiddlehead that emerges from a fern’s underground rhizome is a coiled leaf or frond… Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Ramentum

This word, related largely to ferns, usually appears in the plural, ramenta, and often with the modifier “chaffy,” as above. Continue reading

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