deer fuzz?
spider silk???
it's fern fuzz. not sure if these are the edible fiddleheads, that is ostrich ferns, but i was prepared to try. i steamed five of them, but then read more about the wrong fiddleheads. trying to figure out if they're edible without getting sick. i chickened out, but maybe tomorrow i'll try it again. i am such a wimp! thanks for the guesses, they were fun!