Curiosity 5: How old are ferns?

January 31, 2019

Ferns are boring and they look like old houseplants! Well, slow your roll there. Some of these plants’ relatives were around before the mega-continent Pangea broke apart. Ferns apply to today’s research. Ferns give you an excuse to use words like fiddlehead, pteridology, and give each of us the chance to become a frond friend. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate to ascienceshow.com.

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