Tag Archives: Dryopteris marginalis

Word of the Week: Sporangium

Although sporangia, in which spores are produced and stored, are often associated with fungi and seedless plants, such as bryophytes (e.g., mosses) and ferns, they occur in all plants some time during their life cycles. Continue reading

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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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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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