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Re: fern id

Thanks Marge, although it may be moot.  We're digging and selling off most
things that aren't completely identified.  But if it gets a reprieve, I
will try to get those pics.

> [Original Message]
> From: Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/25/2003 8:00:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] fern id
> Well, Kitty, it can't be a rabbit or hare's foot fern - no way in z
> 5. I've got one of these, kindly ID'd by the grand folks on fern.net
> - it puts out furry rhizomes that eventually swallow the container
> it's it.  It lives in the g.h. over winter and outside with some sun
> for part of the day in summer; lovely thing now I know how to take
> care of it.  Almost killed it at first.
> Without a photo of your fern, it's gonna be real tough to ID it. 
> When it comes up this year, take some pix.  Get the croziers as they
> open, the mature frond, form of clump and then the pattern of spores
> on the reverse of the frond.  Size of frond is also an issue, so put
> a ruler next to it when you take the photo.
> If you get those pix and send to me (either scanned via email or I
> can scan for you), I will put them up on the web and post a query to
> fern.net...if anybody can ID a fern, they're on that list.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Kitty Morrissy <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
> > 
> > We have a fern in our Zone 5  garden that has been there several
> years. 
> > It has a plant tag- the kind that would come with it from any mass
> > merchant that says Rabbit's Foot Fern, Davallia species.  Except
> > Davallias, Hare's Foot Fern, are tropical ferns, so I looked for
> another
> > Rabbit's Foot and came up with Phlebodium aureum, Syn: Polypodium
> > aureum.  But that's no good either; another tropical fern.Does
> anyone
> > know of a hardy fern that might be called Rabbit's Foot Fern? Kitty
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