User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  1
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Found this little guy in the garden

  1. #1
    Brolloks's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    191
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Found this little guy in the garden

    Hi all,

    I found this little fern(presuming that it is) growing in my garden. I have actually noticed it a few years back and each year I check to see if it is still alive.
    It's got really strange looking leaves which I think is really neat.






  2. #2
    BS Bulldozer SubRosa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1,484
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Very interesting fern!
    Judge not lest ye be judged creates a cesspool. Judge others and prepare to be judged by them.
    Just know when to keep the verdict to yourself.

  3. #3
    corky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    warwickshire,england
    Posts
    1,344
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice , looks like Pellaea calomelanos maybe

  4. #4
    Brolloks's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    191
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by corky View Post
    Nice , looks like Pellaea calomelanos maybe
    Does indeed look like a Pellaea calomelanos. I read that it is apparently quite wide spread around South Africa. And very drought resistant.

  5. #5
    fatboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Darwin, Australia
    Posts
    571
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Is it really naturally that blue/ green colour?
    And the leaves look quick thick, like little biscuits.
    That is absolutely stunning!

    I'll have to see if it's available here in Australia.
    Thanks for the pic.
    Last edited by fatboy; 01-21-2016 at 05:16 AM.

  6. #6
    AnIsleAteHer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    132
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, what a gorgeous plant. Ill have to add it to my collection soon!

  7. #7
    I Am the Terror Of the Night! NemJones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Zone 5
    Posts
    830
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thats really neat.. Looks so smooth. Almost like a glazed porcelain

  8. #8
    Brolloks's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    191
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi,

    Yes the plant really looks as weird in real life as in the photos and the leaves look almost "fake" if that makes sense. Almost like plastic.
    It has now got some new growth which is much greener and "plant like" compared to the other. Will take a photo and post it.

    Regards

    EDIT: Here are some photos of the new growth.




    Last edited by Brolloks; 01-27-2016 at 07:08 AM.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •