Sunday, May 5, 2013

Resurrection Fern


Resurrection fern is growing on the bottom of our fishtail palm, I found it a week ago, and took the photo and waited for it to rain. The fern dies 2 or 3  days after it rains and comes back to life the next time it rains. I tried pouring rain water from the barrel on it, and it did nothing.



We had 1/2 inch of rain and it resurrected to it's normal self.

To see how it grows in the wild on Oak trees go to my past post Resurrection Ferns at Emerson Point.


Rain brings beauty, and life, but is also brings FROGS that sound like many screen doors opening and closing. And they only SING at night.

Frogs do the same thing the fern does, they dig a hole, hibernate and wait for the rain, and they come out and sing and make babies.


17 comments:

Eva Ason said...

Wow, that is so great to see, how it gets back to 'life' when the rain comes. Great pictures

Maple Lane said...

Very interesting fern. All your photos are so pretty. It has rained non-stop all night and it is still pouring this a.m.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

So,once again I learned something new. I had heard of a Resurrection Fern,but had no idea what that name or how it worked.

Muffy's Marks said...

What an interesting plant. Never heard of it before. Our frogs are out in full force too, just doing their thing in the swamp!!!

GOOSE said...

What a very cool fern. I did not no there was one like that.
Blessings,
Goose

EG CameraGirl said...

I have never heard of this fern! Fascinating!

Gail said...

Beautiful and amazing.

I have the wilting qualities but don't know about the resurrection/recovery part.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Never heard of this little guy, before! :-))))))))))))))

Ahhh yes, it's getting to frog-hollering-season around here too! Sometimes I get so tired of it, that I go to the door and holler at them.

It does no good of course. They know I couldn't find 'em, even if I really wanted to.

Yes, I have even been known to go-dirty, and threaten them with a fry pan, and making Frogs Legs for dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

that fern is really cool! like a phoenix except with rain. :)

Chatty Crone said...

I like the name and the way it comes out like frogs in the rain! sandie

DawnTreader said...

Powerful reminder how much we need water...

Deb said...

so cool..I had never heard of them...I always learn from you Sandra...

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love coming here and learning things I didn't know. Awesome photos too!

Betty Manousos said...

how cool! i have never heard of this fern, sandra.

i really like your photos, especially the last one.

i'm glad i learned a new thing today.

Inger said...

Only you would pour water on the plant to get a good picture!!! Other than that, I'm with the frogs, and if it would just rain, and if I just could, I would do the same. It's so dry and so windy here -- not good at all.

S. Etole said...

Fascinating how that works.

Rose said...

When we were kids, every spring there would come days where it seemed like it had rained baby frogs on the playground. They would be everywhere. We would catch them...and one time one of the boys threw one at my friend who was afraid of them and it went in her pocket! Of course I would have been one of the ones catching them.