Saturday, March 7, 2009

Interrupted Fern

The snow is starting to melt in Wisconsin, so I'm looking forward to the arrival of spring and a return to regular blog posting. I saw this posted on a friend's Facebook profile the other day and wanted to share it: an amusing comic about Interrupted Fern (a.k.a. Osmunda claytoniana). Of course, it really gets its name from the fertile pinnae that "interrupt" the sterile green pinnae along the rachis (see below). But the comic (drawn by Rosemary Mosco of birdandmoon) is a good interpretation, too. 

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