This photo was taken at in the fern room of the Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul, MN. In a room filled with various shades of green, it's hard not to notice a fern that is a nonconformist. But I don't think this one is a mutant. Instead it had recently unfurled because the surrounding brothers and sisters were green. Thus I concluded that this fern was newly unfurled. The dictionary definition of "nascent" on which nascence is a derivative is " just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential." I like that word and all that it intends.
Canon 5DIII 1/50s f/4.5 ISO500 100mm