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In my area, the new growth of ferns starts to push through the ground in early April. In most species of ferns, the leaves first emerge in tightly packed buds called croziers which then unfurl and take on the characteristic fiddlehead shape. This post features the fiddleheads of some common ferns that grow in the New Jersey Highlands.

Adiantum pedatum or maidenhair fern

Delicate fiddleheads of maidenhair fern

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