Fern
Terragen non-flowering spore-bearing plant with fronds divided into leaflets in a distinctive and easily recognizable fractal pattern. Having to reproduce by means of spores, ferns prefer moist environments.

Perhaps because of their decorative nature, ferns are a common choice for augmentation and provolution. The best known clades of provolves are placid and reliable workers, with excellent attention to detail; they are in high demand in bureaucratic roles throughout much of the galaxy, and are occasionally employed for espionage purposes as well.
 
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Text by M. Alan Kazlev

Initially published on 29 October 2001.