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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Need help to ID this fern

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Seedfork
Enterprise, AL
(Zone 8b)

January 30, 2013
7:38 AM

Post #9402417

This fern is about three feet tall, the picture was taken today Jan. 30th. I think it normally would have died back to the ground but the weather has been so warm just some of the leaves have turned brown.

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Seedfork
Enterprise, AL
(Zone 8b)

January 30, 2013
2:38 PM

Post #9402881

I think I have found the answer, it looks like an Ostrich fern. If anyone thinks this is wrong let me know.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


January 30, 2013
4:09 PM

Post #9403018

Well, for me it doesn't fit with the Ostrich Fern which has a very pronounced "shuttlecock" growth. They grow very much like a badminton shuttlecock and this one seems to lack that. I haven't found what it is though and think it might be a Dryopteris. Is this in the wild?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2013
4:19 PM

Post #9403028

Kinda my thought also. Look at the Wood Ferns in this link.

http://www.caes.uga.edu/publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7827#wood
Seedfork
Enterprise, AL
(Zone 8b)

January 30, 2013
6:15 PM

Post #9403210

No the fern was not growing in the wild. It was given to me by a friend out of her garden,but she did not know the name of it.

This message was edited Feb 27, 2013 7:01 PM

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


January 31, 2013
2:13 PM

Post #9404002

How about Dryopteris marginalis http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/385/

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