Plant ID forum: What is this fern (outdoors)?

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Name: Archivesgirl
Salisbury, MD (Zone 7b)
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Archivesgirl
Aug 26, 2017 4:41 PM CST
Hi,
This was a "gift" in my yard so I tried to get rid of it but to no avail so now I'd like to know if this hardy fern has a name. Any suggestions? Thank You!


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Gayle
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Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Aug 26, 2017 4:51 PM CST
Looks like a Mimosa tree
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Aug 26, 2017 5:53 PM CST
I agree, not a fern and possibly the beautiful but invasive Mimosa Tree (Albizia julibrissin)

Also sometimes called Silk Tree: https://www.marylandbiodiversi...
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Name: Archivesgirl
Salisbury, MD (Zone 7b)
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Archivesgirl
Aug 26, 2017 9:11 PM CST
@plantladylin and @crawgarden,

Thank You! both for your help. Now I just need to get rid of it (if that's possible) or transplant it over in the woods. Rolling my eyes.

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tofitropic
Aug 27, 2017 9:07 PM CST
If it is invassive non natives in your area, please oh please do NOT transplant it in the wood.... I even would not suggest you to grow it, if you can't contain their invasive properties... you'll be sorry to contribute on the damages of the already ruined nature.
Name: Archivesgirl
Salisbury, MD (Zone 7b)
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Archivesgirl
Aug 28, 2017 7:07 AM CST
@Tofi,
I should have explained. The "woods" I'm referring to are forest trees on the side of my property (not many) and so we refer to that area as "the woods." I transplanted it in my front yard where it would have space. I grew up with Mimosa trees and I won't let it re-propagate. I understand completely about invasive non-natives. Right now I have a Wild Cherry that was deposited in my yard and that is going to be dug up, chopped up and taken to the landfill. Thanks for thinking of my situation.

Gayle
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 28, 2017 7:44 AM CST
Wild Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) is native to eastern North America and found throughout many areas from Canada south through Florida.

On the other hand, Mimosa Tree (Albizia julibrissin) is a non-native introduced species, considered highly invasive in the eastern half of the U.S. It probably should never be planted or transplanted anywhere.
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Name: Archivesgirl
Salisbury, MD (Zone 7b)
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Archivesgirl
Aug 28, 2017 11:32 AM CST
@tofitropic and @plantladylin,

You're right. I'm going to dig it up (I had transplanted it), cut it up and take it to the landfill (which is appropriate here in Maryland). I viewed our Maryland Extension Service guidelines and am going to follow them. I'll also watch for any regrowth in the original spot it had started to grow.

Thank You!

I don't want to contribute to the problems that a non-native, invasive plant creates.

Gayle
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Aug 28, 2017 12:12 PM CST
Archivesgirl said:I don't want to contribute to the problems that a non-native, invasive plant creates.

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I feel the same and don't want to contribute to the problem either. We have so many non-native invasive plant species here in Florida ... it's a constant battle! Grumbling

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porkpal
Aug 28, 2017 2:21 PM CST
Absolutely everything thrives in Florida, so the problem must be huge.
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Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Aug 28, 2017 7:45 PM CST
@ Archivesgirl

Sorry Gayle, for my miss understanding.
very happy to stay here in this forum with you all.
Name: Archivesgirl
Salisbury, MD (Zone 7b)
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Archivesgirl
Aug 28, 2017 10:37 PM CST
tofitropic said:@ Archivesgirl

Sorry Gayle, for my miss understanding.
very happy to stay here in this forum with you all.


@tofi, Welcome!
No Tofi, you were absolutely right. I need to cut it up and take it to the landfill (dump) here. I called our county government people who answer these questions and they said I could keep it since it's on private property but they would advise digging it up, cutting it up and taking it to the landfill which I'm going to do on Wednesday when it stops raining here. Thumbs up

I'm glad you commented and it made me think about what I was doing, so I appreciate it.

Gayle

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