Fern ID?

roselee z8b S.W. TexasOctober 11, 2011

Can anyone identify this fern by its correct name? It's stems are thorny.

Thank you.

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bossjim1

Maybe asparagus plumosus, Asparagus fern, Emerald fern.
Jim

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 6:54PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Thanks Jim! That's it. I'm glad I finally know what to call it, especially since I gave a start of it to Tonya at the swap :-)

    Bookmark   October 11, 2011 at 8:35PM
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plantmaven(8b/9a TX)

Remember when that was the foliage on Mothers' day corsages? At least that was what was used in the valley when I was a kid.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2011 at 9:19AM
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bossjim1

Kathy, I'm sorry to say, I do remember. Ha!
Jim

    Bookmark   October 12, 2011 at 9:24AM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Yeah, me too. It was used in lots of flower shop arrangements.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2011 at 10:15AM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

They used them all over The Valley I lived in too :) Baskets of it, pots of it, corsages with it, and floral arrangements too. It sure was popular. I'll bet it makes a comeback with the mid century modern phase we're hitting.... again.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2011 at 4:00PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

The Emerald fern is blooming! BTW, it's not a true fern or it wouldn't bloom. I just posted a picture of the blooms on the Texas Gallery and am shamelessly reminding you all to go there once in a while and check out the photos :-)

    Bookmark   October 14, 2011 at 12:30PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

I need all the reminders I can get!

    Bookmark   October 14, 2011 at 10:43PM
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