This native fern has glossy, deep-green, lance-shaped fronds that emerge upright, then arch gently and eventually ‘lay down’ to cover the ground as they mature. This evergreen fern has ‘hairy’ brown leaf stems and is one of the first to emerge in spring.
Header Photo: Mervin Wallace
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