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Ferns are ancient plants, and their embryonic spiral form is echoed over and over in nature.
from the double helix of DNA, to a spiral galaxy,
to clouds in tropical storms and blizzards
to these swirling eddies seen from space.
Their beautiful curve is evidenced in ancient paisleys all the way up to fractal geometry.
The fiddlehead with its curving backbone and unfurling leafy limbs beautifully brings to mind the structural commonalities of the natural world. I love watching them pop up in the front yard.
I just prefer not to have to eat them!