As the new fiddleheads continue to unfurl, the new fern fronds expand and grow. Most ferns have compound leaves (leaf blade is divided into several leaflets).
The Tucker Greenhouse is filled with collections of many different types of plants collected throughout the years. There is a very nice collection of ferns located in the north Tropical room on the northern most bench. Ferns are seedless, vascular plants. They produce spores instead of seeds, and they have a vascular system consisting of xylem and phloem for water and nutrient transport.
More on ferns another day! Perhaps next year…….