Ostrich Fern?

greenlarry(UK 8/9)June 1, 2008

I just picked up a new fern,the label says Matteuccia struthiopteris. height 80cm,semi shade to shade. Sound like Ostrich Fern? Its a bit droopy at the mo,will get a pic tomorrow when its picked up a bit. Its chucking it down today but hopefully I'll get chance to plant it out tomorrow.

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Well since the botanical/scientific name for what we call Ostrich fern in the U.S. is Matteuccia struthiopteris, then I would say it is. However, there is a whole debate on the Trees forum right now about "common names" so perhaps it is best just to call it Matteuccia struthiopteris.

Good luck with it.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2008 at 1:33PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Thanks esh. I think I can allow Ostrich Fern for this species as its not misleading in any way.
BTW I notice there are 3 or 4 species in this genus,are the others also called Ostrich Fern or are they totally different?

    Bookmark   June 1, 2008 at 2:54PM
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Just looking at the USDA plants database, I only see one in this genus. Are the others from Asia?

    Bookmark   June 1, 2008 at 9:02PM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

hmmm I'm not sure. I just googled ostrich fern and got took to a site that said that the genus contains 3 or 4 species

    Bookmark   June 2, 2008 at 8:17AM
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greenlarry(UK 8/9)

Here's a not very good pic of it

    Bookmark   June 4, 2008 at 5:27AM
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