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Fern ID?

Posted by roselee z8 SW Texas (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 11, 11 at 18:16

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

Thank you.


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RE: Fern ID?

Maybe asparagus plumosus, Asparagus fern, Emerald fern.
Jim


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RE: Fern ID?

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 :-)


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RE: Fern ID?

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.


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


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


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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.


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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 :-)


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I need all the reminders I can get!


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