Male fern #29806

Male fern
Dryopteris filix-mas

A tree branch is blocking the sunlight. What will you do?
run away , bend it over or do nothing
There are no known parents.

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 Lupa's Greenhouse.

Sep 24, 2011, 9:37:01 PM
Finally full grown.

Sep 20, 2011, 11:37:02 PM
It began to sprout.

Sep 17, 2011, 12:40:18 AM
Taken by Lupa.

Sep 16, 2011, 3:23:47 AM
Taken by windblownembers.

Sep 13, 2011, 11:02:45 PM
Taken by xadith12.