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Anyone know the botanical name of this fern - it disappears into the ground over winter and reappears in spring. (I only know it as a 'Lace Fern' but I'm sure that's wrong!)




I'm not a fern expert but it looks very like one I have Dryopteris Affinis 'Cristata The King'
One of my favourite ferns :-)

26 May, 2014


Asparagus setaceus is the botanical name for Lace Fern.

26 May, 2014


Looks very much like another I grow Dryopteris dilitata Lepidota Cristata. Billed as semi evergreen but dies back each year in my garden. It's usually quite difficult to put a specific ID on a fern.

27 May, 2014


Scottish: I certainly agree that it really is quite difficult to give a fern a specific ID.

After looking at loads of photos online, I HAVE finally settled on a Dryopteris but it's d.filix-mas 'Linearis Polydactylon'. (probably wrong!)

Thanks everyone for your help.

28 May, 2014

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