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Polystichum acrostichoides,
Christmas Fern

Family Dryopteridaceae
Christmas fern fiddleheads

Christmas Fern emerging fiddleheads, Manistee County, MI, May 12, 2011
The fiddleheads are light and wooly while the mature fronds are dark green and shiny.

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