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Unidentified Fern

Observed: 12th January 2013 By: YashcaYashca’s reputation in PlantsYashca’s reputation in PlantsYashca’s reputation in Plants
Unidentified Fern
Unidentified Fern Underside

Fern growing out of a crack in a wall.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas) interacts


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If I saw it again is there

If I saw it again is there anything specific I could photograph (or photograph better!) to clarify the ID?

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Perhaps not

Books don't generally give descriptions for immature ferns, so you're dependent on finding someone who knows the species through its life cycle.

The shape of the base of the frond differs between the two species. If you could produce a non-foreshortened photograph of a whole frond it might clarify things.