Male fern #1054937

Male fern
Dryopteris filix-mas

A tree branch is blocking the sunlight. What will you do?
bend it over , run away or do nothing
#69336 and #1037015
#1067242 and #1068054
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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 flora17's Greenhouse.

May 23, 2019, 11:37:01 PM
Finally full grown.

May 19, 2019, 3:37:02 PM
It began to sprout.

May 13, 2019, 7:35:13 PM
Taken by flora17.

Aug 2, 2018, 8:48:11 AM
Taken by Alia.