Shield Fern

Shield Fern

Observation - Shield Fern. Description: While surveying the river I spotted this young fern on the wall. The wall is not part of the original Victorian work typical of the area but is more rockery style and borders the bottom of large gardens. There was no sigh of mature ferns of this type.

While surveying the river I spotted this young fern on the wall.
The wall is not part of the original Victorian work typical of the area but is more "rockery" style and borders the bottom of large gardens.
There was no sigh of mature ferns of this type.
This has possibly been planted as a wall plant.
Polystichum are rare in this area.