Identification: Oak fern

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  1. StephenJK

    StephenJK Active Member

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    Is this an oak fern? I cannot think what else it could be. The entire plant is only about as big as my hand. No sori on the leaves.
     

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

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    Yes, Gymnocarpium disjunctum.
     
  3. Margot

    Margot Renowned Contributor

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    Could it instead be Gymnocarpium dryopteris? Which ever it is, that would not be a baby per se but rather an individual frond among many growing from a long, creeping rhizome.
     

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