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Scientific Name: Woodwardia fimbriata
Pronunciation: wood-WARD-ee-uh fim-bry-AH-tuh
Common Name: giant chain fern
Family Name: Blechnaceae
Plant Type: Fern, Semi-evergreen
Key ID Features: Fronds 40-170 cm long x 30-70 cm long; pinnae pointed with tiny spines along margins, lower surface forming two rows of mostly 8-12(-30) sausage-shaped sori in summer.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Arching
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest, U.S. - southwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
giant chain fern
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound, Fern-like
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Compound Leaf: Tripinnate
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Truncate
Margins: Ciliate, Incised

Inflorescence Type: n/a
Flower Morphology:n/a
Colour (petals): No flowers
Flower Time at Peak:

Fruit Type: Sporangium (spores)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:

Bark or Stem Colour: n/a
Additional Info:no above ground stem
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

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