Forked Fern

This ferns is rather unlike other ferns. It grows branches stemming out from the centre in a hexagonal shape, it appears as though the the branchlets will keep dividing indefinitely. This was growing in Carrington Falls it is called Gleichenia dicarpa or coral fern, it likes to grow where there is a constant supply of water with good drainage and will form a dense understory such as this. I would dearly love to use this fern in a garden however you would need to be extremely lucky to have the right conditions and I would alos say it would be difficult to source, however it does have a fascinating growing habit.

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  1. Annette Attard on

    Gleichenia dicarpa or coral fern is growing near Swans Crossing camping ground. Saw a clump while walking a trail that followed the creek.

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