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Extension Nassau County

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?


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

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