16. Fear of Ferns (Pteridophobia)
Being afraid of certain plants sounds nearly impossible, but 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 an even weirder note, there’s also Pteridophilia, where people engage in a sexual relationship with this species of plants.