New York fern, Thelypteris noveboracensis grows in spreading patches from rhizomes. It looks soft and feathery. The frond tapers at both ends, and the lowest set of leaves (pinnae) are very close to the ground. The lowest pinnae point downward, and you can really see how far down the stem (rachis) they go. They grow from rhizomes (runners) rather than in clumps, and they are more or less arranged with three fronds coming up in close proximity to each other. It's always a big plus when you can find the sori (spore cases) on the back of fertile fronds of ferns. These really help in the identification. These are really perfect. I've added this to my nature photo web site, which takes a lot of time. I learned why browsers now auto-rotate pictures seemingly at their whim, and that there is not much you can do about it except save them in the "wrong" orientation. Or you can take the pictures the exact way you want to use them later. That's not happening. Anyway... browsers now read the EXIF info (information the camera records when the picture is taken) and orient pictures based on that. What a pain. I'll have to go back and fix a lot of images. Sometime. Not tonight.
I was not a good girl today. I goofed off a lot. That has to stop.
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