Plant ID forum: Japanese Climbing Fern (Lygodium japonicum)

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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Nov 14, 2011 3:36 PM CST
I started looking but soon went cross-eyed. This fern lives by the house and climbs up the side, in other plants there and all over/in the AC unit. It is VERY determined to live there.





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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Nov 14, 2011 4:18 PM CST
Lygodium japonicum, it looks to have two different types of frond..

http://florida.sierraclub.org/polk/polk_newspage.asp?apr_03

http://www.backyardnature.net/n/x/climfern.htm

http://hardyfernlibrary.com/ferns/listSpecies.cfm?Auto=122
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
Nov 14, 2011 4:33 PM CST
Oh my goodness!!! Guess I should call the number in the first link Blinking Blinking I have pulled it out for several years and it keeps comming back. So far it seems to be contained in the one area. Thank you so much Janet
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
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JRsbugs
Nov 14, 2011 5:18 PM CST
I imagine it might be a different story now Ginger, those articles are from 2003 and 2006.

It looks to have already got a good hold in a large area! Wow, it can grow to 90 feet! Blinking

http://www.invasive.org/browse/subinfo.cfm?sub=3045
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
Nov 15, 2011 11:29 AM CST
Brain fart moment here...didn't pay attention to the dates Rolling my eyes. I did call our county extension in Bay Co. this morning...waiting on a call back likely tomorrow. Be interesting to see what they have to say.
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
Dec 7, 2011 3:53 PM CST
Even though I closed this thread I had to post that I DID get a call today about this. It has become a problem in this (and other) part/s of Florida. For me not really as I keep pulling and cutting. I directed the caller to ATP (a master gardener volunteer for the state) to look at the pictures I had added to the DB. She "said" she would look. Will be interesting to see if I hear back again. In any case I was impressed that I actually got a call back after 3+ weeks...restores my faith in the "system" somewhat.
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Dec 7, 2011 5:03 PM CST
That's great Ginger! I guess they like to monitor it's spread to see how much it's increasing, or if it's decreasing which I doubt.

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