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Sceptridium biternatum (Southern grape fern)

Other names: Sparselobe grapefern, Botrychium biternatum, Botrychium dissectum var. tenuifolium

S. biternatum is a deciduous fern with an erect stalk bearing a single, sterile, broadly triangular, pinnate, mid- to light green frond divided into narrowly lance-shaped, lobed pinnae. A second, fertile frond bearing sporangia is produced on a long stalk originating from the base of the sterile leaf. Fronds emerge in summer and typically persist into winter.
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Ultimate spread 0.2m
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Ultimate height 0.3m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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Asplenium nidus (Bird's nest fern)

Other names: Asplenium ficifolium, Neottopteris nidus, Neottopteris mauritiana, Thamnopteris nidus, Bird nest fern

A. nidus is a slow-growing, rosette-forming, tender, evergreen fern with strap-shaped, glossy, undivided, bright green fronds.
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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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Nephrolepis duffii (Lemon button fern)

Other names: Nephrolepis cordifolia 'Duffii', Pygmy sword fern, Little-leaved swordfern, Fishbone fern, Sword fern 'Duffii'

N. duffii is a tender, compact, clump-forming, evergreen fern with arching stems bearing small, rounded, aromatic, bright to yellow-green pinnae.
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Ultimate spread 0.3m
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Ultimate height 0.3m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Phegopteris hexagonoptera (Broad beech fern)

Other names: Southern beech fern, Winged wood fern, Thelypteris hexagonoptera

P. hexagonoptera is a deciduous, terrestrial fern with arching, triangular, pinnate, mid-green fronds divided into deeply cut pinnae.
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Ultimate spread 0.9m
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Ultimate height 0.6m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Woodwardia areolata (Netted chain fern)

Other names: Narrow-fronded chain fern, Lorinseria areolata, Netted chainfern, Chain fern

W. areolata is a terrestrial, evergreen fern with pinnate, lance-shaped, bright green fronds, fertile fronds longer than the sterile ones, divided into linear or lance-shaped, finely-toothed pinnae.
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Ultimate spread 0.45m
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Ultimate height 0.6m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Microlepia strigosa 'Macfaddeniae' (Macfadden's lace fern)

Other names: Lace fern 'Macfaddeniae', Hay-scented fern 'Macfaddeniae', Rigid lace fern 'Macfaddeniae', Palapalai 'Macfaddeniae', Dennstaedtia strigos 'Macfaddeniae', Microlepia speluncae 'Macfaddeniae'

'Macfaddeniae' is a tender, terrestrial, clump-forming, evergreen fern with long, soft, narrowly lance-shaped, bi- pinnate, arching, mid- to dark green fronds divided into oval, lobed or scalloped pinnae.
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Ultimate spread 0.9m
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Ultimate height 0.5m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Dryopteris championii (Champion's wood fern)

Other names: Aspidium championii, Dryopteris bullatipaleacea, Dryopteris changii, Dryopteris conferta, Dryopteris grandiosa

D. championii is a clump-forming, evergreen fern with triangular, pinnate, upright to arching, glossy, dark green fronds, bright green when young, divided into ovate pinnae.
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Ultimate spread 0.9m
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Ultimate height 0.9m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Parathelypteris novae-boracensis (New York fern)

Other names: Dryopteris novaeboracensis, Thelypteris noveboracensis, Thelyptens noveboracensis, Polypodium noveboracense, Tapering fern, Parathelypteris novaeboracensis

P. novae-boracensis is a clump-forming, deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial with upright to arching, triangular, bipinnate, yellow-green fronds divided into narrowly triangular pinnae with oblong lobes.
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Ultimate spread 0.6m
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Ultimate height 0.6m
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Time to ultimate size 5-10 years
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Platycerium bifurcatum (Common staghorn fern)

Other names: Australian elk's horn fern, Elkhorn fern, Antelope ears, Platycerium alcicorne

P. bifurcatum is a variable, evergreen, epiphytic fern with erect or horizontal, rounded, heart-shaped, or kidney shaped, mid-green sterile fronds turning brown with age and forked, densely hairy, grey-green fertile fronds with strap-shaped segments.
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Ultimate spread 0.9m
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Ultimate height 0.9m
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Time to ultimate size 10-20 years
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Lavandula pinnata ( Fern leaf lavender)

Other names: Jagged lavender

L. pinnata is a tender, compact shrub that has silver-sage green, narrow, fern-like foliage. In mid summer until early autumn it has blue-violet flowers.
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Ultimate spread 0.45m
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Ultimate height 0.6m
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Time to ultimate size 2-5 years
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