The name refers to the fact that this fern typically dies back after the first frost. An interesting fern with a broad, triangular overall leaf shape and deeply cut, wavy margins that are smooth (not toothed). The leaf stem is winged and the fronds are upright to arched in habit.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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