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Blechnum gibbum ‘Silver Lady’

 

Dwarf Tree Fern

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionPteridophytaFerns
ClassFilicopsida“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns
OrderPolypodialesPolypod ferns
FamilyBlechnaceaeGround-dwelling or climbing ferns, whose young fronds are often tinged with red
GenusBlechnumFerns and a few tree ferns
SpeciesgibbumMeans “bunched,” for the “badminton bird” shape of the fronds
Cultivar‘Silver Lady’

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Blechnum gibbum ‘Silver Lady’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 8 Apr 2011.

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Blechnum gibbum (Dwarf Tree Fern)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm)

Blechnum gibbum (Dwarf Tree Fern)

4/6/2011 · Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, Druid Hill Park, Baltimore, MD
≈ 16 × 24" (41 × 62 cm)