This fern gets its name from the numerous fruiting bodies that form on the underside of its fronds giving it a silvery appearance. They are arranged like a sergeant’s stripes. The young fronds are yellow green and turn a pleasant straw color in fall. Similar in habit to the Lady Fern, but has hairs on the leaf blade and a more definite midrib. Clump forming habit.
Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace
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