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Common Male Fern

Dryopteris filix-mas


Dryopteris filix-mas (Common Male Fern or Male Fern) is one of the most common ferns. The plant is mostly known by the people under the name of Worm Fern due to the fact that it was used in the past as a medicinal plant against worms. This herbaceous and perennial plant grows until 1 m, is part of the Aspidiaceae (syn. Dryopteridaceae) or Wood Fern family.


Shady part of our garden, in Biñan Laguna, Philippines.

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Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Lat: 14.33, Long: 121.09

Spotted on Sep 15, 2012
Submitted on Oct 9, 2012

Spotted for mission

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