The Polystichum munitum, or sword fern, is an evergreen fern reminiscent of dinosaurs and Endor. Its presence assures me that I am surrounded by lush temperate rain forests, and moss is nearby. This is the unfurled fiddlehead of a young sword fern.
Photograph was taken in Sandy, Oregon, USA.
Image is 2446 x 1637 pixels.
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