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Fern: Ostrich Fern

Genus: Matteuccia.

Species: Matteuccia struthiopteris.

This is a very tall and hardy fern, also foudn wild here in Alaska. I have mine in a bit of a dry spot, and though it has a leaf or two each year, so far hasn't really expanded a whole lot. I did get male fronds last year, stiffer small fronds in the center of the plant, and that was encouraging. I don;t expect to lose it, but I do hope it does a little better tan it has been. Might move it this year.

Entry 4/14/10

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