Plant ID forum: Fern ID

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Nov 14, 2011 11:28 AM CST
The label on this said "Single Maidens Hair" but I can't find it under that ID. Help if you can please.



Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Nov 14, 2011 11:44 AM CST
Maidenhair Fern....Paul, at what kind of nursery do you find these plants?...lol..they quite often seem to be very mis-labeled...lol..
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Nov 14, 2011 11:51 AM CST
Could be Adantium capillus-veneris, there's more than one Adiantum fern though. I have two, Adiantum venustum and Adiantum pedatum, both got through the very hard winter we had last, 7 weeks below freezing down to -17C.

They have different habits, yours looks to have the habit of Adantium capillus-veneris..

http://apalacheehills.com/Plantweb2/MaidenhairFern.html

It's native to your country..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adiantum_capillus-veneris
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Nov 14, 2011 11:53 AM CST
More common names here..

http://www.wildflower.org/gallery/result.php?id_image=26697
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Nov 14, 2011 12:12 PM CST
Sherry...It looks like from Janets ID that the plant was correctly labeled......just not the whole name. It seems like some plants also have more than one name. This is a wonderful nursery with a wide variety of quality plants. The ID they have is what the grower gives them. I think 99% of the people who buy plants are satisfied the the common name and that's what they get labeled. This one was correctly labeled 'Maiden Hair Fern' but that wasn't sufficient for the data base. That is why I end up posting here for more complete information. Perhaps I should quit posting things that do not have a complete name and asking about things that do not appear on the data base. At least it doesn't say "house plant" Janet......thanks for the ID again
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: Sherry
Northern California
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wcgypsy
Nov 14, 2011 12:28 PM CST
Truly? It's called Single Maiden's Head'?
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
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Paul2032
Nov 14, 2011 12:30 PM CST
Maidens Hair....forgive me for the glaring error.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Sherry
Northern California
Sunset Zone 17
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wcgypsy
Nov 14, 2011 12:32 PM CST
lol....
I could be wrong...
and.....
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."

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