My paean to leaves was inevitably partial and incomplete. Some of our ferns caught my attention on Sunday too.

Hart’s tongue is fairly common in this area. The stripes on the leaves…

…are the spore producing bodies which are on the undersides of the leaves:

This last photo was taken in Eaves Wood, but the first two were from Pointer Wood where the Hart’s Tongue was growing next door to another fern:

Which I’m not familiar with. Any ideas?


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