Kōrero: Ferns and lycophytes

Silver fern koru

Silver fern koru

Most fern fronds develop from a tightly coiled spiral known as a fiddlehead, crozier or koru. As each frond develops, it gradually unfurls from the spiral. The silver fern koru is often adopted as a design motif.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Patrick Brownsey, 'Ferns and lycophytes - Land of ferns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10852/silver-fern-koru (accessed 22 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Patrick Brownsey, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007