Common Polypody | Christmas Fern

Photographer Unknown

ArtistUnknown

CountryUnited States

MediumCyanotype

EmphemeraLeaf Form Specimen Photograms

Year1920-1940

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Plants, Supports

Dimensions

Image Dimensions: 23.7 x 14.7 cm thin paper, laid down
Support Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.1 cm thin, manilla-colored paper


Shown is a photogram of a Common polypody, known as the Christmas fern.

 

Common Polypody: Polystichum acrostichoides, commonly called Christmas fern, is a perennial, evergreen fern native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia west to Minnesota and south toFlorida and eastern Texas[2] and naturalized in Europe.[3] It is one of the most common ferns in eastern North America, being found within moist and shady areas in forests, rocky slopes, and stream banks. The common name of Christmas fern, derives from its evergreen fronds which are often still green at Christmas in December. (Wikipedia accessed 2017)

 

 

print notes: written in graphite script on upper right corner of mount:
Common Polypody
Christmas Fern

condition: slight adhesive traces showing through leaf and right support margin from application to print verso.

Common Polypody | Christmas Fern