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Dryopteris affinis

5th September 2019

A magnificent, large growing native fern that grows like a weed all over the garden. From time to time a particularly good one grows where it can be left to mature. This one came up under the camellias and has magnificent golden scales on the frond stems. It is quite amazing as the new fronds unoll in spring.
This one appears to be D.a affinis ssp. affinis and I'm going to stick with that identification until someone comes along to correct me.