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Myrrhis odorata (Sweet cecily)

Other names: Sweet chervil, Sweet Mary, Great chervil, Myrr, Sweet bracken, Anise, British myrrh, Garden myrrh, Sweet fern, Sweet cicely

M. odorata is an erect, herbaceous perennial with pinnate, aromatic, edible, bright green leaves divided into toothed, oblong to lance-shaped segments and, in early summer, branching stems bearing umbels of tiny, star-shaped, white flowers followed by glossy, ridged, brown fruit.decorative seed-pods.
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Ultimate spread 1m
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Ultimate height 1.5m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Afrocarpus gracilior (African fern pine)

Other names: Podocarpus gracilior, East African yellowwood, Weeping podocarpus, Fern podocarpus, Decussocarpus gracilior, Nageia falcata var. gracilior

A. gracilior is a rounded, evergreen, coniferous tree with pendent branch tips, spirally-arranged, leathery, broadly linear, dark green leaves and insignificant, yellow flowers in spring followed by small, cylindrical, pale brown cones on male trees and, on female trees, seed cones enclosed in a fleshy, ovoid, powdery blue coating that matures yellow-orange.
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Ultimate spread 12m
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Ultimate height 25m
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Time to ultimate size 20-50 years
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Rhapis excelsa (Bamboo palm)

Other names: Lady palm, Miniature fan palm, Fern rhapis, Ground rattan cane, Japanese peace palm, Slender lady palm, Chamaerops excelsa , Rhapis flabelliformis

R. excelsa is a small, clump-forming, evergreen palm with slender, erect, cane-like stems bearing long-stalked, deeply-lobed, dark green leaves and panicles of tiny, bowl-shaped, cream flowers in summer.
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Ultimate spread 4m
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Ultimate height 4m
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Time to ultimate size 10-20 years
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Azolla filiculoides (Water fern)

Other names: Fairy moss, Azolla caroliniana

A. filiculoides is a tender floating aquatic plant. It has small, fern-like foliage that is red or purple in sun or green to blue-green in shade.
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Ultimate spread 0m
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Ultimate height 0.01m
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Time to ultimate size 1-2 years
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Platycerium superbum (Giant staghorn fern)

Other names: Staghorn fern

P. superbum is a vigorous yet tender, evergreen, epiphytic fern with large, upright, rounded to kidney-shaped, deeply lobed, grey-green sterile fronds and long, pendent, wedge-shaped, forked, leathery, bright green fertile fronds.
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Ultimate spread 1.5m
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Ultimate height 2m
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Time to ultimate size 10-20 years
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Adiantum pedatum (Maidenhair fern)

Other names: American maidenhair

A. pedatum is a hardy, deciduous fern. In early spring, delicate, mid-green leaves unfurl on dark brown, wiry stems and last until autumn.
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Ultimate spread 0.4m
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Ultimate height 0.4m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Salvinia natans (Floating fern)

Other names: Floating watermoss, Water butterfly wings, Marsilea natans, Salvinia europaea

S. natans is a tender, floating, aquatic, annual fern with paired, elliptic, pale green leaves, each pair with a submerged, root-like leaf.
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Ultimate spread 0.5m
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Ultimate height 0.05m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Selaginella uncinata (Peacock moss)

Other names: Peacock spikemoss, Rainbow fern, Blue spike moss, Love-in-a-tangle, Blue spikemoss

S. uncinata is a trailing, stem-rooting, semi-evergreen perennial forming a mat of pinnate branches bearing pinnate, metallic blue-green leaves.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 0.05m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Asparagus densiflorus 'Myersii' (Plume asparagus)

Other names: Foxtail fern, Asparagus meyeri, Asparagus 'Myers', Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyersii', Asparagus densiflorus 'Meyers'

'Myersii' is a tender, compact, tuberous, evergreen perennial with upright to arching stems bearing smaller, leaf-like, bright green stems. Racemes of insignificant, white flowers in summer are followed by bright red fruit.
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Ultimate spread 0.5m
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Ultimate height 0.5m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Rumohra adiantiformis (Leather fern)

Other names: Leatherleaf fern, Iron fern

R. adiantiformis is a tender, variable, clump-forming, evergreen, terrestrial or epiphytic fern with triangular or ovate, bi- to tri-pinnate, leathery, dark green fronds divided into oblong or diamond-shaped segments (pinnae).
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Ultimate spread 1m
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Ultimate height 1.5m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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