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Resurrection fern

Q: My neighbor wants to cut down here tree because it is covered with a small fern. She seems to think this means the tree is dying. Will this fern kill the tree?

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June 13, 2017

A: I am so glad you brought in a photo of the fern as this made it very easy for me to identify the fern as Resurrection fern, Pleopeltis polypodioides. This plant is native to Florida and found in moist areas and sometimes on the trunks of ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Pleopeltis Polypodioides, Resurrection Fern

Resurrection Ferns

April 2, 2015

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director With Easter just around the corner, what better plant to observe than one with the power to rise from the dead? The resurrection fern is aptly named for its uncanny ability to ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Air Plant, Community, Environment, Fern, Florida, General Information, Growing, Les Harrison, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Resurrection Fern, Trees, Wakulla, Wakulla CED, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

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