Before and After: Sensitive Fern

Sensitive Fern - May 17Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis)is so named because it is the first to whither when we have a frost.  Today while hiking around a beaver pond near a friend’s property up in the hills above Bemus Point, I found large patches of  Sensitive Fern that had succombed to a frost.  I don’t recall it being that cold down here in the valley… Now I’ll have to pay attention to see if the ferns down here are green or brown.

Autumn is here, I guess…  Winter can’t be far behind.  That makes WinterWoman happy.

Sensitive Fern - Sept 28

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2 thoughts on “Before and After: Sensitive Fern

  1. In our yard ,this fern is one of the first plants to also be sensitive to dryness because it will wither up when it gets a bit dry, well before frost. In fact, I can not remember it ever making it to frost time.

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