Early botanists admired ferns but found their life cycle perplexing. In the 1700s, they learned to propagate ferns by sowing what appeared to be tiny dustlike “seeds” from the undersides of fronds. Despite many attempts the scientists could not find the pollen source, which they assumed must stimulate these "seeds” to develop. Imagine you could write to one of these botanists. Compose a note that would clear up the confusion.

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Early botanists admired ferns but found their life cycle perplexing. In the 1700s, they learned to propagate ferns by sowing what appeared to be tiny dustlike “seeds” from the undersides of fronds. Despite many attempts the scientists could not find the pollen source, which they assumed must stimulate these "seeds” to develop. Imagine you could write to one of these botanists. Compose a note that would clear up the confusion.

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