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Found in the woods

Observed: 24th October 2012 By: MikeHollandMikeHolland’s reputation in PlantsMikeHolland’s reputation in Plants
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MikeHolland's picture

Quite common i know, but

Quite common i know, but whats the name????

Rachy Ramone's picture

Very tempting...

...to reply "It's a fern!"

But that wouldn't be very helpful, would it? I'm only just starting on ferns...

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

Rachy Ramone's picture

Ooh, ooh!

I got it right!

*bounces with excitement*

Thank you, Experts, for confirming so quickly. I am a complete beginner on ferns, so this is very encouraging for me.

OK, Hard Fern is one of the easier ones to ID... but it's a start!

So, Mike, you and I now know this one: single fronds, deeply lobed (not actually pinnate), grows in a tuft, likes acidic habitats.

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY

MikeHolland's picture

Yer i like the ferns as well.

Yer i like the ferns as well. be nice to get the more common ones nailed.

theres lots about around my way so its a good one to start with...

Rachy Ramone's picture

Looking forward to your postings!

As I said, I'm only just starting to do some work on ferns, so I'm eagerly awaiting your sightings!

Ferns seems to need photos from above, from the side of the clump, and a close up of the underside of the frond, if you could bear that in mind while you're out looking for them....

*laughs*

Rachy Ramone

How to take close-ups with cheap phone and hand-lens:
http://tree-and-shrub-id.blogspot.co.uk/p/how-to-close-ups.html
Field Guides for Budding Botanists:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B01A8YB0WY