unknown #2 fern

adidas(6/7)May 20, 2013

I'm terrible w/ferns....at least it's not invasive :)

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jekeesl (south-central Arkansas)(7b)

Could be one of the Bracken Ferns (Pteridium acquilinum)

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 4:28PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

Looks like a lady fern but would need a better picture to say for sure.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 7:44PM
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esh_ga

And here I was going to say Dryopteris.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 9:04PM
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adidas(6/7)

OOOo! I love a mystery....I'm going to stick a piece of paper under the leaf to separate it from the rest of the foliage around it!

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 6:36AM
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esh_ga

You could also take a picture of the back of the frond; arrangement of the sori on the back can help distinguish it too.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 8:06AM
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adidas(6/7)

close-up #1

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 8:41AM
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adidas(6/7)

I think this is the same species (?) growing on a rock. I will go in search of a sori close-up. Thanks esh!

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 8:44AM
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adidas(6/7)

The sori...any guesses :) ?

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 12:53PM
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esh_ga

Certainly looks like it could be lady fern then.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 1:23PM
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adidas(6/7)

Thanks Esh! At least THESE aren't invasive :)!

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 7:24PM
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esh_ga

This would be the green stemmed form; there is also a red stemmed form.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 9:18PM
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