Woodwardia fimbriata Sm.

Giant Chain Fern

Rhizome erect with the fronds clustered at the tip. Fronds mostly over 1 m long, upright, elliptic to lanceolate in outline. Blades divided twice, mostly more than 50 cm long. Ultimate segments mostly pointed. Stalks with large, reddish-brown scales at the base.

Will tolerate cool conditions.

Canada, N America, Mexico.

Fronds more or less upright; budding plantlets not produced.

Source: Spencer, R. (1995). Blechnaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 1, Ferns, conifers & their allies. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Blechnaceae
genus       Woodwardia Sm.