Why they call it Eagle Fern.

Bessemer City, NC(Zone 7b)

Until I looked at the developing fornds, I didn't think about the text that I had read that surmised that early botanists called Pteridium aquilinum "Eagle Fern" due to the "claw-like growth pattern of the crosier or the eagle-wing resemblance of the frond."

I vote for the depiction of an eagle in flight.

Our new national fern?

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Bessemer City, NC(Zone 7b)

Another view.

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Bessemer City, NC(Zone 7b)

My little brake of eagles.

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KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

I'm all for making this the national fern. That is a really cool fern! keep up the good work.


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