Strangest Phobias Known to Man

22. Fear of Ferns (Pteridophobia)

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Being afraid of certain plants sounds nearly impossible, but it’s completely valid as well. Some people’s plant-fears are even species-selective. The fear of ferns, or more commonly called, Pteridophobia, causes people to wince at the sight of these flowering plants.

On the opposite end of things, there’s also Pteridophilia. This is where people engage in a sexual relationship with this species of plants.