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Microsorum scolopendria or Phymatosorus scolopendria

Microsorum scolopendria or Phymatosorus scolopendria is from the Polypodiaceae family of plants. They also call it Monarch Fern, Musk Fern, Wart Fern, Maile-scented Fern, or Breadfruit Fern. It is native to the Western Pacific rim, South Pacific and French Polynesia. It is species of fern and when crushed it has a scent like a maile. Microsorum scolopendria is about 2ft or 60cm tall.

How to grow Phymatosorus scolopendria:

It is rhizomatous. Phymatosorus scolopendria has pinnately lobed leaves. It is a great ground cover, it naturalized easily. Grow it in sun or partial shade. Plant in evenly moist but well-drained soil. Propagate by division.

Phymatosorus scolopendria
Phymatosorus scolopendria

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