Blechnum cartilagineum

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Blechnum cartilagineumFamily: Blechnaceae
Genus: Blechnum
Common names: Gristle fern
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This tough fern was rediscovered after the covering layer of cat’s claw was killed with Starane. It has a short-creeping rhizome that will reproduce from stolons. It is showing a little damage from the herbicide but I’m sure it will recover well. (July 2011)