What kind of Fern is this?

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Date Photo Taken: April 4, 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posted By: CJaynes


I moved to SW Atlanta a few years ago and noticed this fern was growing on the northern side of my house. It appears to be wild as I have seen other clumps of this same fern in a large public park nearby alongside a creek. It looks unlike any fern I have ever seen before and the fronds are huge (1 foot wide and 2 feet long). The fronds are also very delicate and can be beaten down to the ground under a heavy rain or wind.

These pictures are from early spring the fern is not fully grown yet but I was hoping someone could identify this fern for me! I can’t seem to locate a picture that resembles it when searching online.


  1. swheat Apprentice says:

    Looks like bracken to me.

    April 5th, 2011 at 8:13 am

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