Fern ID help needed

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  1. ersh99

    ersh99 Active Member

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    Hi-

    I saw these beautiful ferns planted at a park in Seattle en masse and they looked amazing. they were in full sun. does anyone know this fern?

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It's a little late, but I came across this while looking up a fern I'm trying to identify, and it helps to have names on ones that are posted.
    Is this a Dryopteris?
     
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    Renew Active Member 10 Years

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    The main fern that can grow profusely in sun is our local Sword Fern, Polystichum munitum .
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    That's not what these are however.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I don't know if this can be verified, as it's an old post, but it looks like the Polystichum polyblepharum that grows at the UBCBG.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Oh, you mean one I photographed and posted, and on another posting named as a possible ID? Not that I would remember two years later, but still, it doesn't do anything for my ferns-are-too-hard-to-identify attitude. Maybe a little reading will help - I'm adding a few links for my own benefit:

    Native ferns in Stanley Park:
    Fern Identification 101 — The Stanley Park Project - Open Learning in the Urban Forest

    Native New England ferns (nice display of photos on one page):
    Ferns: Simple Key: Go Botany

    Ferns in Ohio (wonderful photos and explanations of distinguishing characteristics)
    Basic Fern Identification | TrekOhio

    US Forest Service pages on Fern Structure
    Fern Structure, includes a page on resources: More Information

    The Hardy Fern Foundation has a page on Genus Characteristics, a few sentences about each:
    Genus Characteristics

    Thanks for the reply, Eric.

     

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