Resurrection Fern

Resurrection Fern

Resurrection Fern (Polypodium polypodioides), Mahogany Hammock, Everglades NP, Florida

This fern species dries out almost completely during droughts, shriveling and appearing dead. But as soon as rain returns, the leafs turn green again, as if the fern has resurrected from the dead.

Minolta Dynax 7, Minolta AF 200/4 APO G Macro, Fuji Velvia, Tripod

Resurrection Fern (Polypodium polypodioides), Mahogany Hammock, Everglades NP, Florida

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Readers' comments

#1: Comment posted by Lois Bendheim on May 1st, 2009 - 01:02:58 AM:
I have noticed that water from the hose in my Central FL yard does not ressurect my fern, only rain water. Does this make any sense?
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