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shelagh

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unknown fern help needed
« on: April 09, 2018, 11:20:17 AM »
This poor little fern has been sitting in the cold frame for at least 2 years. It has no label. I don't remember buying it, being given it or sowing it.
It's been dreadfully neglected but can anyone help with identification. I have pictured whole fern 8cm tall, how it grows from the base and the reverse of a frond.
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Re: unknown fern help needed
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 01:28:22 PM »
asplenium trichomanes     may be

shelagh

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Re: unknown fern help needed
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 06:55:26 PM »
No John, we have that one, but thanks for trying.
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Re: unknown fern help needed
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 12:22:21 PM »
Could it be a Blechnum, Shelagh? Spicant maybe.

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Re: unknown fern help needed
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 02:21:27 PM »
I had thought about Blechnum Ian but it isn't spicant it is much too small for that.
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Re: unknown fern help needed
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 04:25:06 PM »
Polystichum lonchitis? I can,t make out the individual leaves. If not it may be a foreign species.

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Re: unknown fern help needed
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 10:11:15 AM »
I think you've got it Ian, thank you.  If it ever gets on the show bench we'll see if the "experts" agree.
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