Ferns are luxuriant foliage plants that come in diverse forms, leaf shapes and textures. There are evergreen and deciduous types (which lose their leaves in winter), ferns for damp soils or for dry soils such as those found under trees. In fact there are so many different types that collecting them can become addictive.

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