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Thelypteris dentata This Asian native has naturalized in concrete walls and other such alkaline places along the East Coast, and therefore has been overlooked as a garden specimen. In our trials, this has proven to be a great upright garden specimen. Its narrow, fuzzy, light-green fronds and vertical stature allow it to be used among other plants without eating them alive. While it prefers moist soils, our dry acidic sand has suited it just fine. Botany,Christella dentata,Detail,Downy maiden fern,Fern,Florida,Geotagged,Plant,Spring,Thelypteridaceae,Thelypteris dentata,United States,Wild,downy shield fern,nature,photo by T.G,tapering tri-vein fern Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Thelypteris dentata

This Asian native has naturalized in concrete walls and other such alkaline places along the East Coast, and therefore has been overlooked as a garden specimen. In our trials, this has proven to be a great upright garden specimen. Its narrow, fuzzy, light-green fronds and vertical stature allow it to be used among other plants without eating them alive. While it prefers moist soils, our dry acidic sand has suited it just fine.

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  1. Beautiful post, Thomas, beautiful and educational. I used a synonym for identification, which does have a Wikipedia page. Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks i'll place it in the tags for future. Posted 3 years ago
      1. This species has a looong list of synonyms and a very wide distribution, mostly introduced.
        http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/details/species/id/f3d222e27b542360ceb323823c717f7d/source/tree
        Posted 3 years ago

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''Christella dentata'' is a small fern with widespread distribution in Australia and islands in the south Pacific Ocean. There are many local common names. In New South Wales it grows north from the southern Illawarra region and is known as Binung.

It was the first species of fern to become naturalised on the Hawaiian Islands, recorded intiially in Oahu in 1887 and now found on all major islands there. There it interbreeds with the local species ''C. cyatheoides'', with the resultant.. more

Similar species: Athyriales
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Jul 19, 2016. Captured May 21, 2016 09:06 in 750 NW 219th Ave, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029, USA.
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