The title of the American classic, "Where the Red Fern Grows" is playing on a Native American legend. According to legend, two children freeze to death in a snowstorm. Months later, their bodies are discovered with a red remote growing between. The significance of the red fern is further illustrated by the search. In essence it says that angels can only plant red ferns, they never die, and their presence means a holy place. The plant in the sense of "Where the Red Fern Grows" is not technically exist. However there are many ferns with red leaves, stems and mid-ribs. All plants die, but because of the unique life cycle of ferns, it is difficult to determine their age and life. But it is estimated the lifetime of most ferns at least 23 years.
Red Fern Terms
The book "Where the Red Fern Grows" ends with the main character, visiting the graves of his beloved dogs. On the graves he discovered a red fern growing between striking. Since the publication of the book "red fern" has become the system of choice for bereaving pet owners who are used to mark graves can pet. Ferns with red accents and interesting garden samples and accent plants.
Red Fern Types
There are a variety of ferns of red segments. Several ferns, including the "Red-Stemmed Lady" fern, "Japanese Painted" remote and the "Eared Lady" fern, shares very similar red stems that contrast with their green fronds. Other ferns, such as the "Autumn" fern and "Mahogany" far have reddish new growth frond. Also switch "Autumn" Ferns a rusty, reddish seasonally in spring and autumn.
The life cycle of remote is a rather unique two-step process. Ferns begin life as spores on the underside of the mature plants. These spores germinate in miniature, self-fertilization, heart-shaped plants called gametophytes. After fertilization, the second "adult" phase of growth begins. Fertilized gametophytes that begin from as moss are the young fronds to produce after about six months. As the fern grows, is finally producing fully mature spores on the undersides of the leaves, which completes the life cycle of ferns.
Age determination remote
The mean age of the fern maturation varies somewhat by species. It is likely to be influenced by age, habitat and geographic distribution. Sexual maturity, on the other occurs after about three years after the publication of the first frond. The exact estimate of the actual age of ferns is a challenge because these old species lacking secondary growth in the vascular cambium, which leads through the stem of the plant. The easiest way to determine age is to examine the extent of the underground rhizome spread.