Male fern #1054366



Male fern
Dryopteris filix-mas

A tree branch is blocking the sunlight. What will you do?
bend it over , do nothing or run away
Parents
#75989 and #1038131
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Ferns grew already in the Carboniferous, about 400 million years ago. At that time, they grew still tree high. Therefore, they are usually referred as tree ferns. Together with club mosses and horsetail , they formed huge forests. In German the male fern called worm fern. It gets the name not only because of the worm-like shape of its sori but also because he was formerly used as a remedy for tapeworm infestation.

Current Location
This plant is in TobiasB's Greenhouse.

Dec 20, 2018, 1:37:01 PM
Finally full grown.

Dec 15, 2018, 5:37:01 PM
It began to sprout.

Dec 12, 2018, 4:55:08 PM
Taken by TobiasB.

Jul 20, 2018, 6:50:48 AM
Taken by tempestsea.