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FERN: Dryopteris marginalis (Marginal Wood Fern)

New Factsheet! Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic: Dryopteris marginalis (Marginal Woodfern)
Found in woodlands and on rocky slopes and ledges, evergreen Marginal Wood Fern provides year round interest. 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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Word of the Week: Crosier

When the frond (leaf) of a fern emerges from its underground rhizome, its head is coiled (circinate). Its appearance has been likened to a crosier (a bishop’s curved staff) or the scroll on the head of some stringed instruments, hence the commonly used term fiddlehead… Continue reading

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High-Rise Gardening: Nine Native Perennials to Brighten Your Balcony

Soaring above the horizon of Arlington County are thousands of high-rise apartments with balconies that can easily be transformed with Northern Virginia native plants into beautiful little gardens in the sky. Continue reading

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