HARDY FERN COLLECTION christmas,lady,hay scent

HARDY FERN COLLECTION,christmas,lady,hay scent
HARDY FERN COLLECTION,christmas,lady,hay scent
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Hi in this collection you are buying 10 each of the christmas,lady and hay scent fern bulbs and root systems

10 Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern) is an evergreen fern native to eastern North America from Nova Scotia west to Minnesota and south to Florida and eastern Texas.

Its common name, Christmas fern, derives from its evergreen nature, with fronds growing to 30-80 cm long and 5-12 cm broad, pinnate with 20-35 pairs of pinnules. The spores are produced on small pinnules toward the apex of the frond. It greatly resembles the Pacific Coast sword fern, Polystichum munitum, but does not make the huge clumps of that fern, and differs from it in the constriction of the fertile pinnules. Like other ferns of the genus Polystichum, it is allied to the wood ferns, genus Dryopteris, which it often is found growing close to.

It is one of the most common ferns in eastern North America, being found in a wide variety of habitats and locations. The Christmas fern is popular in cultivation because it is easy to grow and can be used in almost any setting or soil.

It has been noted that this fern can serve a soil conservation function on steep slopes. The fronds are semi-erect until the first hard frost, after which they recline to be flat on the ground, effectively holding in place fallen leaves so that they become soil on the slope.

10 LADY FERN ROOT SYSTEMS, (THESE ARE MATURE ROOT SYSTEMS) This native perennial fern has deciduous leaves about 23' long in loose tufts. The petioles are mostly light green or straw-colored, becoming more dark toward the base; they have chaffy scales that are light to dark brown. These scales are less than 1 cm. (1/3") in length for var. angustum, while for var. asplenioides they are greater than 1 cm. (1/3") in length. The hairless green blades are 1-3 times longer than their petioles and lanceolate-ovate in shape; they are widest below the middle and up to 10" across. Each leaf blade is bipinnate with 8 or more pairs of linear-lanceolate leaflets (not necessarily opposite from each other); the larger leaflets have 16 or more pairs of subleaflets. The subleaflets are oblong-lanceolate, pinnatifid (shallowly cleft), and sessile or short-stalked; their margins are slightly serrated and revolute (rolled downward). The veins of the subleaflets are pinnate,The reproductive structures (sori & indusia) are located on the underside of the subleaflets. There are several pairs of sori/indusia on either side of the central vein of each subleaflet. Usually, the elongated sori (spore-bearing structures) are slightly to moderated curved (like a crescent moon or sickle); on rare occasions, they are either straight or strongly curved. The indusia (protective membranes) are the same shape as their sori; each indusium attaches to one side of its sorus. The brownish spores of the sori are usually released to the wind during the summer or early fall. The root system is fibrous and rhizomatous. Vegetative offsets are often formed from the rhizomes, creating small colonies of plants


Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Hay-scented Fern) is a species of fern native to eastern North America, from Newfoundland west to Wisconsin and Arkansas, and south in the Appalachian Mountains to northern Alabama; it is most abundant in the east of its range, with only scattered populations in the west.[1]

It is a deciduous fern with fronds growing to 40100 cm (rarely 130 cm) tall and 1030 cm broad; the fronds are bipinnate, with pinnatifid pinnules about three times as long as broad. It occurs in damp or dry acidic soils in woods or open woods, from sea level up to 1,200 m altitude.[1]

This fern has the characteristic of turning toward the greatest available light as it grows. Thus when the light source is from one side, as is apparent in the photograph, the individual plants come into alignment with each other[citation needed]. The English name 'Hay-scented Fern' comes from the fact that crushing it produces an aroma


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