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Stenochlaena tenuifolia, Lomariopsis tenuifolia, African Climbing Fern

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Stenochlaena tenuifolia, Lomariopsis tenuifolia

African Climbing Fern
Family: Blechnaceae
Origin: Tropical Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftVine or creeperSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
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African climbing fern is a large fern with a straggling and climbing rhizome that can be up to 20 metres long and 15mm in diameter; it can growing high up into the surrounding trees.

The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine. Young fronds, known as croziers or fiddleheads, are eaten.

A very adaptable plant, able to grow in full sun even though deep to moderate shade are its normal habitat.

An excellent ground cover for positions that are too wet and shaded for other plants, able to quickly cover large areas. The plant was introduced to Florida, where it is now considered to be a weed.



Stenochlaena tenuifolia, Lomariopsis tenuifolia, African Climbing Fern

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Stenochlaena tenuifolia, Lomariopsis tenuifolia, African Climbing Fern

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