Spring Break 2023: Pleopeltis michauxiana

Pleopeltis michauxiana, the Resurrection fern;
Collier county, Florida (12 March 2023).
Spring Break 2023

A clear sign of the need-for-rain: A dried up Resurrection fern waiting to earn its namesake. This seemingly dead fern will quickly turn green and “reanimate” as soon as a solid wash of rain coats it. This epiphytic plant is quite remarkable and a fantastic diagnostic as recent levels of precipitation. Scroll the tag-feed for the Resurrection fern to see what it looks like when green.

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