Male fern #1068248

Male fern
Dryopteris filix-mas

The plant looks dry and there is a cup of water nearby. What will you do?
water it , run away or do a raindance
#1067684 and #1066883
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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. The leaves of a young male fern are rolled up like a snail. They slowly unfurl and then show the typical frond. The male fern looks very similar to the lady fern but it has darker leaves. In the Middle Ages, the peoplpe thought that these were the male and female forms of the same plants.

Current Location
This plant is in bixbite's Greenhouse.

Sep 22, 2019, 10:37:02 AM
It began to sprout.

Sep 16, 2019, 6:04:21 PM
Taken by bixbite.

Jul 26, 2019, 9:14:24 AM
Taken by Alia.