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Fern ID

Postby midgin » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:04 pm

I have had this fern for yonks...it is as tough as old boots. Can anyone give me a name, please? It does remind me of Bird's Nest.... :?: :?: :?:

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Re: Fern ID

Postby gardenia » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:04 pm

Is it the Prince of Wales fern?
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Re: Fern ID

Postby midgin » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:42 pm

Thanks gardenia... I Googled... and no, I don't think so...but thanks all the same.
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Re: Fern ID

Postby chocolate » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:56 pm

I have that fern in my shaded garden area and I know it as lettuce fern,dont know 'real' name.
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Re: Fern ID

Postby bubba louie » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:08 pm

I found a photo on google that looked right.....


Microsorum punctatum - Climbing Birds Nest Fern
Family : Polypodiaceae Grows along the Queensland coast from Morton Bay to the Torres...
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Re: Fern ID

Postby midgin » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:03 am

Thanks BL.... you are on the money, honey...appreciated. Hi Chocolate...I have this fern everywhere throughout my garden.....shade and sun, it is tough.
Why I was curious about ID of this fern ...one day lately I pulled some out of a garden bed and plonked it temporarily in a pond. That was a few weeks ago (from memory) and it's showing no sign of deteriorating...as yet. Made me wonder if it could grow submerged in a pond?
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Re: Fern ID

Postby abwal » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:17 pm

Good in hanging baskets, too. Shoots often emerge from under the basket.
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Re: Fern ID

Postby midgin » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:00 pm

Thanks Abwal...that would make for a stunning hanging basket... :wink:
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