Identification: Fern A: Light Green Colour, Makes a Large Upward Tuft, though Leaves are Small Compared to the Stems

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    Hello Everyone,

    Do you know what this fern is? It is a green colour lighter than some other ferns and plants, makes a large tuft that points upwards, though its individual leaves are relatively small on each stem.

    Location : Mount Seymour
    Elevation : 1300 m
    Season : Late July

    Jason

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Lady fern, growing in the sun.
     
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    That's fascinating - the lady ferns in my post for Fern C point more sideways and diagonally, and have leaves that form a relatively solid sheet along the stem - but the lady ferns in my current post for Fern A point much more upright, and have leaves that seem to be quite small and sparse on the stems ( especially looking at that centre stem in the 4th photo ). Does growing in the sun make the lady ferns grow more upright and the leaves shrink? The lady ferns in my current post for Fern A are also at a slightly higher elevation, if that affects its development?
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Elevation won't make much difference, but sun exposure definitely will.
     

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