Skip to main content
  1. Sports
  2. Recreation
  3. Outdoor Rec & Adventure

Resurrection fern ...a true local southern welcome to the Easter season

Resurrection fern in tree
Resurrection fern in tree

One of the true icons of the south, and more especially during the season of advent is Polypodium polypodiodes, or the resurrection fern.

This epiphyte grows attached to branches of trees, and sometimes on rocks or dry ground.  It occurs in hardwood forests and throughout tropical America.  Resurrection fern is often found on large, spreading branches in old live oaks.

Resurrection fern is not a parasite.  It gets its water and nutrients from rain and dust, and causes no harm to the tree that supports it.                                           

 It is sometimes sold as a novelty item in gift shops and as a mail-order "miracle plant" on the back covers of magazines.

But all in all, resurrection fern brings us to an awareness of what the Easter season is about.

To many resurrection fern represents the reason for the Easter season.

Comments

Advertisement

Sports

  • Stephen A. Smith apologizes
    Stephen A. Smith: Ray Rice rant was 'most egregious error of my career'
    Video
    Domestic Violence
  • Maria Kirilenko slideshow
    Feast your eyes on the former fiance of Alex Ovechkin: The newly-single Maria Kirilenko
    Camera
    20 Photos
  • New York Yankees fan returns lost Red Sox World Series ring to owner
    MLB News
  • Brees gets tested
    Saints Drew Brees says he has 10 years left in NFL, immediately gets drug tested
    NFL News
  • Bryan subdues burglar
    Former WWE champ Daniel Bryan holds down burglar with submission move
    Fight Sports
  • Grave defiler identified
    Die-hard Browns fan identified in Art Modell’s grave defiling video
    Crimes & Court