Pteris tremula

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Pteris tremulaFamily: Pteridaceae
Genus: Pteris
Common name: Tender brake
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Just look at the amazing number of ferns developing here. This is in an area that has been cleared but there are no other adult Pteris tremula ferns anywhere near this spot. The spores must have lain dormant under the heavy weed cover for years and are only now germinating after exposure to light and moisture. The spores certainly are super tough. (July 2010)