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Details:
  • Date Photo Taken

    03 / 13 / 2021

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Spring

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    LaGrange

  • State

    Georgia

  • Posted by

    lindasue

Notes:

This is a very leathery fern, and it seems to be taking over this flower bed. I searched on the internet for info that might identify and found something called brackens. Is that what this looks like? It’s evergreen, some fronds turn bronze in the fall and it’s about 3 feet tall.

Comments

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    It will be hard to tell with out the fern’s sori, cluster of spore-producing structures (sporangia). I’m wondering if this might be Autumn fern/Japanese shield fern ( Dryopteris erythrosora)? Copy & paste these included links for more information. Check it out and see if you have a match. Best wishes!
    On the side note according to sources, bracken fern is a deciduous type. It appears yours is evergreen?

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/Autumn_fern_%28Dryopteris_erythrosora%29_%2815164801019%29.jpg

    March 14th, 2021 at 1:29am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    The link below is for some variety in the Autumn fern group.

    https://www.fancyfrondsnursery.com/ferns/dryopteris-erth

    March 14th, 2021 at 1:30am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Copy & paste the included link below for images of Autumn fern and its sori.

    https://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1812/

    March 14th, 2021 at 1:47am

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