Plant ID forum: please confirm if this is Ostrich Fern

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Utah (Zone 7a)
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Oct 20, 2016 8:10 PM CST

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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Oct 20, 2016 8:21 PM CST
Looks like it.
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SpringGreenThumb
Oct 21, 2016 4:55 AM CST
Thank you! It was tagged Ostrich Fern 'The King'. I intend to eat it some day so I wanted to make sure so I don't get poisoned.

Sometimes pots can be tagged wrong. It was the only pot with this type of Fern there on clearance.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 21, 2016 6:03 AM CST
Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)
Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris 'The King')

Cultivar 'The King'
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I never knew they were edible! http://www.northcreeknurseries...
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Name: greene
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greene
Oct 21, 2016 11:29 AM CST
Several fern types are harvested as edible "fiddle heads":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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SpringGreenThumb
Oct 21, 2016 6:21 PM CST
I'm very excited to establish a nice grove of this splendid vegetable!

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Oct 21, 2016 6:39 PM CST
I have eaten them - It must be an aquired taste. Smiling
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SpringGreenThumb
Oct 21, 2016 7:11 PM CST
DaisyI said:I have eaten them - It must be an aquired taste. Smiling


I like asparagus!

My main approach to my recent gardening is to simply have a large variety of edible and cold hardy perennials growing round about this forest that can supply emergency survival food in the event of disaster.

Taste is not the most critical point during survival but I want to learn a basic way to prepare them so it's pleasant.

I dislike the taste of many many junk foods like store boughten ice cream, styrofoam pasty white pastries, the grotesque soda pops, and repulsive scent of coffee. .... but my mouth waters at health foods such as SPIRULINA and many other fresh fruits and veggies. I think most edibles are an acquired taste.

We like what we are used to. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Oct 21, 2016 10:44 PM CST
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 22, 2016 8:28 AM CST
SpringGreenThumb said: I think most edibles are an acquired taste. We like what we are used to.

Although I didn't grow up on junk food, there's so much of it that I love and still eat on occasion but not to the extent as when I was younger. I grew up with a grandmother who made us eat Turnips and Rutabaga's and I swore that when I was old enough, I'd never eat them again and I haven't ... I just cringe at the thought of those two food items! Just the thought of some foods makes me Sticking tongue out . I love cabbage but I hate brussel sprouts and even though my best friend of 40+ years keeps telling me they taste just like little cabbages, I find no comparison ... maybe it's the cooking method or seasonings used? I also intensely dislike asparagus. Green Grin!

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Oct 22, 2016 8:31 AM CST
Lin,

I was like you, hated brussel sprouts...try it you will like it my Mom said, never did. This past Christmas we had a neighbor bring brussel sprouts, they looked different. Roasted with olive oil on a pan, with spices on it...I tried it, I liked it!
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Oct 22, 2016 8:38 AM CST
RJ, my friend's daughter roasts Brussel Sprouts and other vegetables with seasonings and spices like that so I might just have to give it a try.

.... but no way, no how can I ever eat Rutabagas or Tunips ... even if they were covered in sugar! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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SpringGreenThumb
Oct 22, 2016 8:42 AM CST
I love Brussels sprouts. It is true that many people taste things differently. My Dentist told me that people are born with different taste bud patterns on their tongue and it affects how they taste foods they eat.

Here is a closer look at young my Ostrich Fern. It has a U shaped groove in its stem.


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Utah (Zone 7a)
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Oct 22, 2016 9:12 AM CST
Here is a fiddle coming up.

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Some of the fronds on the The Ostrich Fern don't appear to have the U groove in some tiny new stems. I don't see any hairy brown paper chaff on these tiny stems.


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The U groove up where the frond laces out is not deep. It's very subtle.


Utah (Zone 7a)
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SpringGreenThumb
Oct 22, 2016 9:21 AM CST
The leaves branching off the main stem are slightly staggered so they are not branching out directly across from each other.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Oct 22, 2016 9:44 AM CST
Yes, the leaves on your Fern appear to be alternate along the stems like on this fern of mine:
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