Ferns are a unique species of Plants which have No Flowers or Seeds.
The moist Himalayan mountainside provides Ferns the perfect environment where they flourish and exhibit a vast and diverse range of species.
These lovely Ferns sport bicoloured fronds, brown and green.
They spread their wings through Spores and not seeds like Flowering plants with which we are more familiar.
Look at the underside of the leaves and you may see Red dots, these are clusters of sporangia called SORI.
I was so taken up by the beauty of these lovely ferns that I forgot to take any pictures of the SORI.
Looking deceptively like coriander leaves , this is another species of Ferns that grows along with Mushrooms ( Funghi) and Moss.
However unlike Moss, Ferns are classified as Vascular plants. They have cells which transfer water from the roots to the leaflets and vice versa.
A Fern with rounded Pinnule ( leaflets) highlights the diversity of these amazing and largely ignored Pterophyta.
The Shiny Blades of the Frond of the Fern highlight a brown Axis.
Confusing sentence but technically correct highlights different parts of the Fern.
Next time when you huff and puff up a mountain in the Himalayas do glance at the ground beneath you feet, you may see the bearer of millions of Spores.
If anyone can identify and give these species names, all the readers and I will be Blessed Indeed.