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Acrostichum danaeifolium

Acrostichum danaeifolium
Just planted in April...
water fern; leather fern
Grown a bit by October
Acrostichum danaeifolium
New frond unfurling

Common name water fern; leather fern
Family pteridaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z9-11)
Flowers inconspicuous

This fern is native to Florida and the Caribbean. Online photos of this species vary quite a bit in appearance, but ours resembles the ones from US web sources. We bought ours as a pond marginal and planted it along the streamside of our waterfall pond, which is consistent with its marshy native habitat, but it apparently also grows in regular garden soil.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: waterfall pond

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