Julie Evans
Julie Evans
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Asked on Jul 30, 2013

Vining fern

Douglas HuntJulie EvansMelissa
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Name of fern & where can i get more?
Fern as a vine. I love this fern. It was given to me by a dear old friend. Does anyone know the name of this fern?
Fern as a vine. I love this fern. It was given to me by a dear old friend. Does anyone know the name of this fern?
8 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 30, 2013

    It's hard to tell if it's a match from your photo, Julie, but the only climbing fern I know of is Japanese climbing fern, Lygodium japonicum. Its rampant growth and immense size have put it on the invasive species alert list in both your state and mine. It's classified as a Class B Noxious weed in Alabama and a Noxious Weed in Florida.

  • Jane Rowinsky
    on Jul 30, 2013

    In Alabama it goes to pine plantation tree tops where it can contribute to spreading forest fires.

  • Pamela Dyer
    on Jul 31, 2013

    It looks like a variety of the Stag Horn Fern. I've seen several different kinds growing in Florida.

  • R.V.R. Farris
    on Jul 31, 2013

    A Japanese climbing fern, we've had them for years in baskets and on fences.

  • Melissa
    on Jul 31, 2013

    Japanese climbing fern...I love mine in a small blue pot ,kept inside but understand that it does spread very quickly outside.

  • Julie Evans
    on Aug 8, 2013

    Oh gosh Douglas, it does not seem to be invasive on my property. I love it so. I don't see it much around here

  • Julie Evans
    on Aug 8, 2013

    Thank you Ferris & Melissa

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 8, 2013

    The spores are spread on the wind, Julie, so the sad fact is that there is no way to really contain it to your property.

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