GREENS

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Ostrich fern fiddleheads, the furled . . .

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and unfurling stages

FIDDLEHEAD FERN

While not a harbinger of spring, fiddlehead ferns are one of the glories of spring growth. It’s always amazing watching their fronds rise up and unfurl like some kind of leafy green prehistoric creature. In some countries, such as Japan, there are fern festivals. In the spring, ferns garner a good price in upscale food stores; they also appear on the seasonal menus of some high-end restaurants.

COMMON NAME: Ostrich Fern Fiddlehead

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Matteuccia ...

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