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Dryopteris filix mas

The so-called "male fern" (though ferns are neither male nor female) has the same alternating-frond pattern as a wood fern but more robust, growing up to five feet tall. Needs regular water.



Fronds in alternating pattern



Robust fiddleheads.















20x microscope view of a sorus with sporangia emerging at the underside of a frond.

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