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Dec 29, 2016 8:44 PM CST
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
Ok guys, I was just browsing and came across the American Harts tongue fern. There has been a plant at my work in a pot on a windowsill for as long as I can remember. Which DOESNT mean it's been there really long, I just started noticing it.

It looks identical almost to the endangered fern.
Are there any look alikes. I'd like to be wrong.

And if it is. How should I approach this?
You can't even buy them..
Dec 29, 2016 9:03 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Check out Bird's Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus)
It's a common house plant. Smiling
Dec 29, 2016 9:48 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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I think there are quite a few look-alike's Brenden. It also is very unlikely that the endangered one would be growing in a pot in your work place. According to this article, they like to grow in areas of high humidity and deep shade, on a specific outcrop of rock and in soils high in magnesium. Doesn't sound to me like it would survive in a pot situation very well at all.

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Dec 30, 2016 6:15 AM CST
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
Here it is
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Dec 30, 2016 6:16 AM CST
Name: Brenden Reinhart
Flushing Michigan (Zone 6b)
Good job you guys.
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