Friday, February 6, 2009

Random plant event: Spores!

Love is in the air, apparently. Or whatever the fern equivalent of love is.

Phlebodium aureum 'Blue Hare.'

Nephrolepis exaltata.

Microsorum musifolium 'Crocodyllus,' newer spores.

Microsorum musifolium 'Crocodyllus,' older spores.

Cyrtomium falcatum.

The very very beginnings of spores on Asplenium nidus. The whitish lines covering the middle half of the leaf will eventually turn brown and shed spores.


Hermes said...

or as Tina Turner might sing 'What's love got to do with it'!

Tatyana said...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures! I love ferns! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Nice photos, they should be framed and hung.

Have you ever tried sowing the spores?


Pam said...

I think the underside of fern leaves are just fascinating - and they're wonderfully photogenic! Sweet.