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This particular fern is a native to eastern North America as well as across Europe and some of Asia. It is a perennial fern whose light green compound leaves can be a unique and attractive background for areas that are typically wet for example the edge of marshes/ponds, even within roadside ditches that tend to stay moist. This common fern consists of light green compound leaves that can get as tall as 2.5’ and as full as 7”. Each compound leaf will consist of ten (10) to forty (40) pairs of leaves. Leaflets are oblong with a smooth curvature. Typically the compound leaf, as well as its leaflets, will curve downwards. Fertile fronds will be of a smaller size than those that are infertile. It is a very adaptable plant regarding the soil as long as it gets plenty of suns and is not put in a too dry area.
The Marsh Fern makes for the perfect vegetation to help conceal smaller wildlife from predators
The Luscious Marsh Fern Brings A Rich and Full Look To A Garden These common ferns are a standard part of marshes or bogs due to the wet soil and exposure to a lot of suns. The marsh fern grows on the edge of these bodies of water but does not ever grow in standing water. It will grow to be around 2 feet tall in total, and it does not need much room to grow horizontally. The marsh fern carries individual fronds that change depending on their fertility. When a frond is fertile, they become straight, and when they are sterile, they curl up at the tips. It adds a particular uncertainty to the look of this plant, and it is interesting to see how it changes. The leaf stalk is smooth and a pale green color that makes this fern stand out. It is an excellent fern to plant in abundance as they can grow closer to one another and add more texture to a garden or yard.
Marsh Fern will produce much better outdoors so for an indoor plant it would be better to go with a different fern.
Give it wet soil, and full sunlight and a marsh fern will grow strong.
Scientific Name: Thelypteris Palustris
USDA CLimate Zone: Three to Nine
Height: 18-24 inches
Spread: 10 inches
Soil Type: Very Wet
Sun: Full exposure
Thelypteris palustris or the marsh fern thrives in marshy areas and swamps, as its name suggests. This deciduous, cold tolerant fern remains a native of colder climates and grows well in US zones two and up. The fronds of this lovely, light green fern reach from 18 to 30 inches tall, and the plant thrives in both sunny and lightly shady areas, unlike many types of ferns. It doesn’t tolerate excessively moist soil well.
The leaves of the medium-sized fern are light green with strongly involute margins of its lobes. The underside of the leaves contain strongly forked lateral veins and are glabrous.
The marsh fern has compound leaves that ascend to about 2 inches tall and from four two seven inches across. The fertile fronds of this fern are compound, pinnate-pinnatifid in their structure, and a combination of lanceolate to lanceolate-oblong in shape. Petioles appear pale tan or purplish tan and smooth.
The leave’s blades are hairless and light green on both sides. The stalks, compound leaves, and lateral stalks, or rachillae, look hairy on the lower sides of the stem. Ten to 40 pairs of compound leaflets grow on each stalk and appear oblong-lanceolate or oblong. The margins of the leaflets look smooth and curve downward (involute). Sometimes the leaflets and compound leaves are slightly twisted or curved downward. A central vein with several lateral veins appears on the lower surface of each lobe and is forked into two threads.
The fertile leaves contain sori, which are spore-bearing structures) that are located above the forks of each lobe. Developing and immature sport get covered by a protective membrane called an indusium. The indusium gradually withers away from the leaves. During the summer and fall, the marsh fern releases its spores, creating new plants.
Dense, spreading, and fibrous rhizomes function like roots to the marsh fern. The marsh fern grows in compound leave colonies that are produced by spreading rhizomes.