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Ferns, Mushrooms, Fungi and Mosses: what are the spots

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Gallion, AL

June 11, 2006
7:41 PM

Post #2378645

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Gallion, AL

June 11, 2006
11:20 PM

Post #2379316

can anyone tell me what these brown specks are on my ferns? i do not know what kind of ferns they are but they come back every year. they are in one of my flower beds. the brown spots are on the underside of the leaves. they don't looked diseased but i do not know, can anyone tell me? should i be concerned?

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Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2006
1:02 AM

Post #2379674

No, that is normal. All ferns have them, I think they are where the spores will be made, but I'm not sure.

One of our fern experts on here can tell you for sure.

I know it is nothing to worry about though.

SF Bay Area, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 13, 2006
11:58 PM

Post #2387337

Those are the sori which hold the spores. All ferns have them.

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