Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Fern

One common fern from eastern North America is the Christmas fern (Polystichum acrostichoides). Christmas ferns stay green year-round, even through the coldest parts of winter. Because of this and their tolerance of multiple soil conditions, Christmas ferns are popular as ornamental plants. In the wild, this fern is partial to upland woodland, particularly rocky soil and wooded slopes.