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Observed: 20th February 2010 By: mt3656
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Hard Shield-fern (Polystichum aculeatum) interacts


Norwichnaturalist's picture

Broad buckler fern

This has isocoles triangle fronds and is almost as common as Male Fern.

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member

TimP's picture

This fern is twice pinate,

This fern is twice pinate, which rules out both Polypodium vulgare and broad buckler fern. From the shape of the pinnules I think this is soft sheild fern

dan_wrench's picture

I wonder whether this might

I wonder whether this might be the hybrid Polystichum × bicknellii...? The lower pinnules don't seem particularly well stalked but it doesn't have the look of Hard Shield Fern entirely either.

Dan Wrench
Biodiversity Officer - Shropshire!/ShropshireBAP