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Deer foot fern

(Davallia canariensis)

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Description

Davallia canariensis, the hare's-foot fern, is a species of fern in the Davalliaceae family. It grows well in sunny atmosphere and on rocks. It is a spreading, deciduous fern with thick, scaly rhizomes and broad, finely-divided fronds, it grows up to 50 cm (20 in) tall and 100 cm (39 in) broad. It is found from the west Mediterranean to the Atlantic Islands. The Latin specific epithet canariensis means “from the Canary Islands”. It has an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order:Polypodiales
Family:Davalliaceae
Genus:Davallia
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