This particular fern is native to northeast Asia and Australia. They must live in a moist environment in order for their spores to sprout. They're used as indicators of the soil a great deal. Like many other plants, fern produce oxygen for the surrounding ecosystem through a process called photosynthesis. Ferns thrive in a soil with a specific pH number. They are mostly consumed by herbivores such as: deers, cows, moths, slugs, and caterpillars.
Native to Northeast Australia and Asia. Must live in moist conditions in order for their spores to sprout. Ferns are used as indicators of the soil. Ferns, like other plants, produce oxygen for the surrounding ecosystem through photosynthesis Ferns thrive in soil with a certain PH condition. Ferns are consumed by most herbivores including deers, cows, caterpillars, moths, slugs and snails.
Abundant in Pt Defiance Park
Large, evergreen and abundant.
Tuber ladder fern, (Nephrolepis cordifolia) is a fern native to northern Australia and Asia. It has many common names including erect sword fern, narrow sword fern and ladder fern, fishbone fern, and herringbone fern. It is similar to the related fern Nephrolepis exaltata.