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Evergreen fern


Wooded area, coastal Maine


I have several ferns on my property that I would like to identify. This one is evergreen, and has just come through a long winter. Even in the growing season, it lies quite flat on the ground. The fronds are about 2 feet long and about 8" maximum width. I am new to Project Noah -- hints are welcome.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Doug H
Doug H 5 years ago
Christmas Fern
Polystichum acrostichoides Polystichum acrostichoides

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Hello Doug H and Welcome to the Project Noah community!
We hope you like the website as much as we do. There are many aspects to the site and community. The best way to get started is to read the FAQs at where you can find all the tips, advice and "rules" of Project Noah. You, like the rest of the community, will be able to suggest IDs for species that you know (but that have not been identified), and make useful or encouraging comments on other users' spottings (and they on yours).
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So enjoy yourself, share, communicate, learn. See you around :)

Doug H
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Doug H

Maine, USA

Spotted on Apr 7, 2019
Submitted on Apr 9, 2019

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