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Name: Mike Jones
Tarlton, OH (Zone 5b)
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m33jones2
Sep 17, 2017 9:28 PM CST
There was a fern on the creek bank by the house where I used to live. I never saw one like it, and have tried several times to find it online, going to sites that show all kinds of ferns, googling "fern", and looking through all the images for one like it, and I can never find it. It's not like a stem with a bunch of small leaves on it, like most ferns, but shaped more like a white oak leaf, but a little bigger and delicate, and pale green. It was growing in almost full shade, just a little morning sun. If anyone can help me find out what it is, I'd appreciate it. Maybe it's not even a fern, but it grew like one. I drew a sketch outline to show the shape. It had 3 or 4 leaves shaped pretty much like this..
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Sep 17, 2017 10:21 PM CST
Perhaps this one? They grow in the easter us including Ohio.


http://www.discoverlife.org/IM...
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Name: Mike Jones
Tarlton, OH (Zone 5b)
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m33jones2
Sep 17, 2017 11:44 PM CST
That's it. It's been a few years since I saw it, and kind of got the drawing wrong, but that is the one I was after. What's it called? The link just takes me to the picture.
And Thank You! for that. I've been looking off and on for a few years.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
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HamiltonSquare
Sep 18, 2017 2:16 AM CST
Woops forgot that part. The name is Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis: [db_photo]195049[/db_ph
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Name: Mike Jones
Tarlton, OH (Zone 5b)
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m33jones2
Sep 18, 2017 6:10 AM CST
Really? I was looking at pictures of that yesterday, but they didn't look like that. Well thank you very much. I'm glad to know what it is.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Sep 18, 2017 9:57 PM CST
It was only a suggestion. I looked up ferns that grow in Ohio assuming your still in the state and found several photos that have leaves at some stage of there growth that approximated your drawing. I tip my hat to you.
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plantladylin
Sep 19, 2017 4:33 AM CST
That drawing sure reminds me of Phlebodium. Photos from our database for comparison:

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Name: Mike Jones
Tarlton, OH (Zone 5b)
Organic Gardener Region: Ohio Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers
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m33jones2
Sep 19, 2017 6:23 AM CST
That does look more like my drawing, but I was just trying to remember and knew it was something sort of like that. But the picture in the link above is it. It looked exactly like that. But when I do a search on that plant I can only find maybe 1 out of 200 pictures that look anything like that one.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Sep 19, 2017 5:12 PM CST
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
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Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
The WITWIT Badge Region: California Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Xeriscape Native Plants and Wildflowers Salvias
Foliage Fan Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Bee Lover Hummingbirder Butterflies
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HamiltonSquare
Sep 19, 2017 5:15 PM CST
Here are a few more photos. Just check the box for Ohio and hit search. http://www.discoverlife.org/mp... Scroll down to your fern and click it for the photos.Then below the photos is Thumbnail and that'll give you all 47 photos. Looks highly variable. The distribution map is clickable and will show locations where this plant has been reported to be. Several in Ohio. I tip my hat to you.
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
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Name: Mike Jones
Tarlton, OH (Zone 5b)
Organic Gardener Region: Ohio Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers
Dog Lover Canning and food preservation Heirlooms
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m33jones2
Sep 19, 2017 5:49 PM CST
Thanks Leslieray. That looks like a really useful site. And yeah, it's sure variable: enough to make you wonder if it's not more than one species. I appreciate your help.
Yours too Lin.
Thank You!

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