As I mentioned before, the winter has presented me with wonderful opportunities to observe some interesting characteristics of the ferns and lycophytes. I’ve been aware of growth constrictions in temperate lycopods for a long time, but I had to see these evergreen plants  growing in the snow to actually process the information.  Constrictions on the lateral branches result from a change in growth speed through the seasons of the year (reminding us of the annual rings of trees).

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