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Polypodium aureum Cats paws


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This is a very beautiful but unusual fern. The leaves can reach 3 feet in length, but what is unusual is that the rhizomes looks very much like cat's paws. The dark green leaves and the silvery bloom gives the leaves a special look. On the underside of the leaves are spots in groups of three which are the spores. I find it very temperamental and fussy. It does not like some insecticides and fungicide often dying back and regrowing.

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