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Sensitive Fern "Onoclea sensibilis"


Green fern with red stem


Wetlands southeastern michigan


Also known as bead fern. Bears it's spores on seperate fertile fronds that have clusters of small bead like spore containing capsules at the top of the seperate fertile fronds.

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Yasser 8 years ago

Great! I've gone ahead and added the Encyclopedia of Life page for Onoclea sensibilis as a reference link.

greg.dunsmore 8 years ago

It is indeed a sensitive fern, I ended up finding it on the USDA plant profiles website right around the same time as your post. Thank you for the fast post and great ID.

Yasser 8 years ago

you'll have to copy and paste the link

Yasser 8 years ago

looks like it might be "sensitive fern" take a look here:

Taylor, Michigan

Lat: 42.22, Long: -83.30

Spotted on Apr 25, 2010
Submitted on Apr 25, 2010

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