Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pink ferns in the forest

If I could go for a walk in an indigenous forest every day I would.  I love the beauty and peacefulness of it and don't think I'll ever be able to get enough for it.  One of the thing that I always find very interesting are the young fern leaves that's coloured pink, something I saw quite a lot of in the Tsitsikamma last week.  I asked somebody in the area once why the young leaves are pink before turning green and the answer that I got was that they grow so quickly that the photosynthesis only kicks in afterwards.

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  1. Gorgeous! Looks like the fall colors here.

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  2. Beautiful. If you want to ask a botanical question, a good route is to post your pic on iSpot (http://www.ispot.org.za/) and it will be asnwered by Tony Rebelo of Kirstenbosch, one of our top botanists who has an enclopedia of knowledge for a brain.

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