I am drawn to fern croziers or fiddleheads. I think they are one of the most gorgeous things in nature. The beautiful frond to come, is all packaged up in this small little spiral.
They are also called fiddleheads and I think it is obvious why they have that name. I wondered where the other name, croziers, came from. After a google search I found they are the hooked staffs carried by bishops in the Catholic church. Whatever you choose to call them, they are wonderful!
Here are some pictures of fiddleheads at conservatories.
And one near and dear to my heart-my great grandma’s fern with a an unfurling frond.
Next time you see a fern, look a little closer and notice the croziers/fiddleheads unfurling. They are nature’s small works of art.