Life Cycle of a Fern
The life cycle of the fern has two different stages; sporophyte, which releases spores, and gametophyte, which releases gametes. Gametophyte plants are haploid, sporophyte plants diploid. This type of life cycle is called alternation of generations. To follow the life cycle of the fern, begin at number one below.
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2. Gametophyte picture             4. Sporophyte with gametophyte         5. Sori clusters               5. Fiddlehead