Plant ID forum: Fern needs ID please

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Sep 27, 2016 6:08 PM CST
This fern has been growing next to the driveway for several years. Don't know if it is a houseplant discarded by the previous owners, a gift from the birds or possibly something that came with the wind or flood water. Shrug! It's in a 6 inch pot. Thank You!
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It's been suggestion that this is an invasive climbing fern. Marking it solved. Thanks.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 27, 2016 6:09 PM CST
oooh, that one looks so familiar ... I know I've had that fern in the past. Let me go muddle through my pic's and see if I can find a comparison.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 27, 2016 6:38 PM CST
Well, I'm no help ... the one I was thinking of was Osmunda but it's not a match.


How about Lygodium? This one is invasive:


*Blush* Never mind ... not that one either. I'm so bad with ferns but I know I've seen yours before. Hopefully someone will recognize it and be able to offer an exact ID.
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Name: Greene
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greene
Sep 27, 2016 7:00 PM CST
Thanks. I think I need to take some better photos. *Blush* I'll try again.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 28, 2016 10:21 AM CST
Your photos are good ... it's my eyes. Blinking I really need to have my cataracts removed, but I've just been lazy and haven't gotten around to making the appointment.
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Sep 30, 2016 2:37 PM CST
My eyes aren't the best either, but I'm wondering if it could be some kind of Phlebodium?
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Sep 30, 2016 4:05 PM CST
Ditto on climbing fern.
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Sep 30, 2016 9:53 PM CST
Yes Lygodium japonicum. It is an invasive fern of gardens, greenhouses, and houseplants. In Hawai'i if you have a garden you usually have to deal with the fast growing fern.

http://www.texasinvasives.org/plant_database/detail.php?symb...

http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/plant-directory/lygodium-japonicu...
Name: Greene
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greene
Oct 2, 2016 12:36 PM CST
I appreciate the answers but it is neither fast-growing nor does it climb. It just sits there in the same place and has been the same size for several years.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 2, 2016 4:54 PM CST
It sure has the appearance of Lygodium
https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/plants/japclimbfern_chil...
http://www.florafinder.com/Species/Lygodium_palmatum.php
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 3, 2016 1:26 PM CST
I will mark this solved (as a climbing fern) but mine lacks the initiative to grow vertically. I'll move it to a new location and see if it starts to climb. Thanks everyone. Thumbs up
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Name: Laurie Basler
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Oct 6, 2016 2:36 AM CST
Hi @greene

Pteris cretica,
Brake Fern. They like terrariums, or bathrooms.
Such pretty little ferns. Lots of variagated varieties but I think yours is the prettiest.

Here is a pic.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=5962214#b



Name: Laurie Basler
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lauriebasler
Oct 6, 2016 2:43 AM CST
@Plantladylin, If I lived near you I would get you in for your eye appointment. After the minor surgery, which you will giggle thru from the meds, you will feel good enough to go to lunch. It will change your life. Come to WA and I will take you. Great docs for it here. Make that appt. You will be so glad you did, I promise. Srry to get off topic. Whistling
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 6, 2016 6:21 AM CST
@lauriebasler, LOL I'm not in fear of the cataract surgery at all ... just remiss in getting it done ... I'm so lazy! My sister just had cataracts removed a month ago and mine will be done at the same surgery center here in town. Her doc just retired last month but they have great eye surgeons in the practice ... I need to put on my Nike sneakers and Just Do It! ( I think that's the Nike slogan?) Green Grin!
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Name: Laurie Basler
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lauriebasler
Oct 6, 2016 6:56 AM CST
I will send you some kind of awesome plant to celebrate taking good care of yourself.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 6, 2016 9:03 AM CST
Thumbs up
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Oct 6, 2016 9:37 AM CST
@plantladylin. I agree
Lin ! I be lazy to !##!!! But its about priorities !!!
But !!! If i was you. I would....
"Get Errr Done #!!!" now #
I know how sometimes .... Its just so hard to dial thoughs seven little numbers.when i got so many other things i want to do.
Its like ugg !!! 👺👺👺
And afterwards you'll say !
"da nang me!" D'Oh!
I see the light lord.. I see the light..!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 6, 2016 10:09 AM CST
Philipwonel said:"Get Errr Done #!!!" now #

On my list .... after we get through Hurricane Matthew! Green Grin!

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 6, 2016 10:34 AM CST
plantladylin said:
On my list .... after we get through Hurricane Matthew! Green Grin!



We will be checking on you and will hold you to that promise! Lovey dubby

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Name: Lauri
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lauribob
Oct 6, 2016 10:36 AM CST
Stay safe Lin!
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