Christmas Fern – 10/31/18

Observer: Kathy Farrell

Observation Date: 10/31/18

Observation Time: N/A

Observation Location: Off Mountain Street, off Bay Rd.

Common Name: Evergreen Fern, or Christmas Fern

Scientific Name: Polystichum acrostichoides

Comments: One of the commonest ferns in eastern North America, being found in moist and shady habitats in woodlands, rocky slopes, and stream banks. The common name derives from the evergreen fronds which are often still green at Christmas in December.

More information: Wikipedia