Cystopteris bulbifera (L.) Bernh.
Bulblet bladder fern, Bulblet bladderfern
Dryopteridaceae (Wood Indies-Almond Family)
This is a graceful, rock-loving fern with long (to 48 in.), slender, recumbent, light-green fronds which taper to a point. Bulblets, which form on the undersides of the fronds, begin as microscopic dots, eventually growing to 1/2 in., by which time they are producing delicate young fronds of their own.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores June-September.
AL , AZ , AR , CT , DE , GA , IL , IN , IA , KY , ME , MD , MA , MI , MN , MO , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , NC , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VT , VA , WV , WI Canada: NB
, ON Native Distribution:
Nf. to Man., s. to GA, AR & AZ Native Habitat:
Moist, shaded ledges; cliffs; dry, rocky slopes USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Soil Description: Slightly basic, moist, humus-rich soil.
Conditions Comments: A suitable location may be prepared for this species by burying numerous limestone fragments in nearly neutral, humus-rich soil in low, moist, heavily shaded areas. This is a very fast growing fern.
Last Update: 2007-01-01