Return to the Moss, Ferns & Cryptogams Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Clayton/ Interrupted Fern

Posted by noki Ohio (My Page) on
Fri, May 12, 06 at 13:20

The Clayton or Interrupted Fern seems very cool... I like the bright green color and the wooly fronds coming up.
By what little info I find to read that it is a "primitive" fern, the Osmundo genus being related to ferns dating back before the more modern spore bearing ferns came on the scene, though I haven't found any more specific info on that. One site said that it is recorded in the fossil record for 200 million years. The Royal Fern must be similar in age, spread all over the different continents...

My questions...
Why do fronds come up all sterile and normal on some plants, then another plant all the fronds are fertile with the interruption, then another plant has a mix of the two types of fronds? I'm not sure what happens in nature... does this have anything to do with age or conditions?

How far will one planting spread in five years in a decent soil but mostly shade?


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Clayton/ Interrupted Fern

Probably comditions. They are not spreaders. You would have to divide them to extend your planting.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Moss, Ferns & Cryptogams Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here