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May 2, 2011 11:51 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
This article has a list of commonly-eaten ones: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiddlehead_fern#Varieties

This site says that some wild ferns are toxic: http://lancaster.unl.edu/factsheets/031.htm
... but it doesn't name which ones, so I'd make sure you can ID the ferns you're getting fiddleheads from and stick to the list in the Wikipedia article.

Have you ever eaten fiddleheads? My sister-in-law harvests a few from her streambank every spring, but I live too far away to get a plateful.

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