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Ferns: Reproduction

  • Life Cycle

    Diagram of an alternation of generations life cycle for a fern.

  • Asexual reproduction

    Ferns have various methods of reproducing vegetatively without the use of spores or sperm and eggs.

  • Sexual reproduction

    Detailed photographs of the sexual reproduction cycle.

  • Sporangium

    Ferns are dispersed by air-borne spores which have a thick protective wall that surrounds a living cell.