Monday, August 3, 2009

Shades of Green ― Maidenhair

(Adiantum capillus-veneris)

This post continues a series about the color green. In Roman mythology Maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) represents the hair of the goddess Venus when she emerged from the sea. When dipped in water fronds of Maidenhair fern do not appear wet.

This is a fern of great delicacy and beauty and a wonderful example of the softer, more tranquil qualities to be found in the color green. For detail and depth of color click on the photo.

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