How to Draw and Label the Life Cycle of a Fern

Ferns are a species native to many moors and glades and are instantly recognizable plants that we can all spot in a crowded space. Have you ever wondered about how ferns achieve this distinctive look? Then read on to learn more about their life cycle.


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Begin by taking a black pen, and add a shape almost like a circle with a “bite” taken put of it on the right. Bring the bottom of this down on both sides, and join at the end.


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Add another, smaller curved shape inside the top section.


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Add smaller circles emerging from this “mouth”.


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Use a curved line to separate the top and bottom sections of this shape…


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And then add a series of marks and wavy lines all across the head.


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Add a curved shape to the bottom right of this, and then add a series of long, thin “tentacles” to the right of this.


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Add a curved line to the bottom of this shape…


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And then repeat the larger shape below this.


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Add more “tentacles” to the bottom of this.


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Add another curved line to the bottom.


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Bring a curved line up from the top of this, and bring long, thin leaves out on either side. Add a line to the inside of each of these, and a small pointed shape at the top.


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Now, add a long, thin oval to the left, and bring a curved line up from the center of this.


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Add leaves to either side of this, made of bumpy lines.


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Grab an orange pen…


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And add curved arrows between each of the stages.


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Use a yellow pen for the shape at the top, and gently shade the leaves of the grown fern.


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Use a light green for the edges of the ferm leaves, and for the shapes in stages two and three.


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Shade the oval at the bottom of the fern in the fourth stage…


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Now, label each stage with the relevant labels, from top to bottom “SPORANGIUM”, “MATURE GAMETOPHYTE”, “NEW SPOROPHYTE” and “MATURE SPOROPHYTE”. Label the whole diagram – “LIFE CYCLE OF A FERN”.


And voila – we have all you need to know about the life cycle of a fern – but why not spend time learning a little more about these amazing plants?

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