How to tell small Dicksonia antarctica from wild ferns in uk

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nicebutdim
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How to tell small Dicksonia antarctica from wild ferns in uk

Post by nicebutdim » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:42 pm

Having lost a number of big Dicksonia antarctica last year I bought a number of smaller ones that look identical to the usual uk ferns that grow wild,without the trunk of course.Is there any distinguishable way to tell them apart ?


Conifers
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Re: How to tell small Dicksonia antarctica from wild ferns in uk

Post by Conifers » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:32 pm

Dicksonia fronds have a distinctly hard texture compared to native ferns (except for Bracken, which is a very different shape).

Otherwise, post some pics here.


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