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squirrel's foot fern

Davallia mariesii

Squirrel’s Foot Fern

squirrel's foot fern

Prominent, creeping rhizomes on the surface of the soil is a feature of the Squirrel’s Foot Fern. They are covered in dense, hair-like scales giving rise to the comparison to numerous furry mammals’ feet. The fronds are fine and feathery, deeply dissected and usually held parallel to the ground on the lengths of the rhizomes.