|Male Fern, Drypoteris filix-mas. In my garden in Hayes, 5 December 2013.|
It is bipinnate; the pinnae branch into pinnules. This puts it in between the simply pinnate ferns like the Polypodies and the tripinnate Broad Buckler Fern, both of which I have posted recently.
|Soft Shield Fern, Polystichum setiferum. Near Leaves Green, 15 December 2012.|
|Male Fern, Drypoteris filix-mas, and Soft Shield Fern, Polystichum setiferum. Pinnules compared.|