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 The genus Onychium belongs to the Pteridaceae family, and count 8 to 10 species, distributed in Africa and in Asia. Fronds are tripinnate to quadripinnate, dimorphic, with very fine segments, hence the nickname of carrot fern. The fertile fronds are more upright, longer and with finer segments, than sterile fronds.

  • Onychium japonicum

    Family : Pteridaceae.

    Carrot fern.

    Very finely cut fern hence its nickname , carrot fern. The sterile fronds are tripinnate to quadripinnate and lanceolate. The fertile fronds are taller, more upright, and more finely cut. The rhizome is branching and creeping. It enjoys a cool soil in light shade. Height : 60cm. Hardiness : -15°C.

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