Male fern #30619

Male fern
Dryopteris filix-mas

A tree branch is blocking the sunlight. What will you do?
bend it over , run away 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 Atrium.

Oct 6, 2011, 8:37:01 PM
Finally full grown.

Oct 2, 2011, 10:37:02 PM
It began to sprout.

Sep 28, 2011, 11:39:53 PM
Taken by Lupa.

Sep 18, 2011, 10:51:20 PM
Taken by GatheringRosesinSnow.

Sep 12, 2011, 9:12:57 PM
Taken by lurhstaap.