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Uluhe Fern

Dicranopteris linearis


These beautiful fern fronds are used in floral arrangements too. On first seeing this fern with its unusual forking growth habit, there was so much of it in the park that I thought it might be invasive, but far from it, it is one of the things keeping the rainforest at Volcano National Park intact. Wonderful!


Native fern species of Hawaii, the uluhe is one of the most important plants of the Hawaiian rainforest, in some places seeming to keep out invasive, non-native species.


Raindrops clinging to a new fern frond just unfurling at Volcanoes National Park, Big Island Hawaii.

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MayraSpringmann 11 years ago

Perfect for Spirals In Natura mission too!

AntónioGinjaGinja 12 years ago

Beautiful Bird lady,you can assign this spotting to the life and matematics mission ,it´s a good example of a spiral explained by Fibonachi number series

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

lovely bird lady!! Thnx for sharing!

birdlady6000 12 years ago

Thanks KarenL! So many beautiful things out there to look at and think about!

KarenL 12 years ago

Very pretty!

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Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Nov 21, 2011
Submitted on Jan 20, 2012

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