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    06 / 20 / 2022

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I keep finding new unknowns in my ‘newish’ yard. This one is intimately entwined with a nice fern, and I first thought it was another fern because the new leaves look similar to a maidenhair fern.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome! Appreciate for the confirmed ID of Lygodium japonicum and best of luck in saving the “nice” fern Ernie!

    June 25th, 2022 at 2:10am

  • Ernie Unregistered says:

    Thank you Laura!
    After viewing your links I’m sure you’ve correctly identified it. It certainly has a rank growth habit, and the mature and immature fronds look exactly like the photos. I’ll have to go after the roots and see if I can save the nice fern it’s trying to strangle.

    June 24th, 2022 at 12:52pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Maybe a species in the Lygodium? Perhaps the Japanese climbing fern (L. japonica)? Look for its sori/sorus to help narrow down. If you are not certain, please resubmit with photo of its sorus. Again I’m only speculating for now. Copy & paste these included links and see if you have a match. Best wishes!

    June 24th, 2022 at 1:44am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to images of Japanese climbing fern. Click on imges to enlarge.

    June 24th, 2022 at 1:19am

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