Male fern #219334

Male fern
Dryopteris filix-mas

There are no known parents.
#1017747 , #1037624 , #1053315 , #1067160 , #1068584 , #1068788 and #1069118
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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 nofixedabode's Greenhouse.

May 20, 2016, 9:37:03 PM
Finally full grown.

May 16, 2016, 11:37:02 PM
It began to sprout.

May 13, 2016, 3:29:34 AM
Taken by nofixedabode.