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Rare fern - without the foreground..

Observed: 31st March 2013 By: mattprince1969mattprince1969’s reputation in Plantsmattprince1969’s reputation in Plants
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Rare fern - without the foreground..

Tunbridge filmy fern growing in profusion

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I was horrified to hear about the loss of the Nymans colony

Dartmoor is still a global stronghold for both Tunbridge and Wilson's filmy ferns, despite the loss and degradation of many colonies during the Victorian fern craze.

Thinking this was a thing of the past, I was
shocked to find out that a colony of this rare plant was stolen from a site in Sussex, probably by a collector, in 2011. Especially after National Trust staff and volunteers had spent years improving the conditions for it.

Needless to say the locations I have given have been shifted considerably from the actual location.