This fern has many features that I love.
Its trade name is Blue Star Fern. One of its scientific names is Phlebodium aureum.
Loved feature #1. It is blue. Blue is my daddy’s favorite color, because he loves bluebirds.
My last post featured a plant that was also”peacock” blue, you may recall.
Loved feature # 2. This fern also has interesting leaf/frond shapes. Not just one shape, but many.
I wonder how the plant decides which frond gets to be a glove and which is a mitten.
Loved feature # 3 is this marvelous venation pattern. Lower plants have to use structural support that relies more on tinsel strength than bulk.
And last but not least, Loved feature # 4 is its cute little hairy feet.
Not as cute as a rabbit’s foot of course, but still cute. This root actually looks like Barley.
Follow the Fern… I mean Flower.