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bird nest fern

Bird's-nest fern

Bird's-nest ferns is a common name applied to several related species of ferns in the genus Asplenium. They grow in a tight, nest-like clump with a linguate leaf rosette and are usually epiphytic, growing in trees. Bird's-nest Fern may also be seen growing on rocks and they will grow in the ground, too.

The best-known species is A. nidus; others include A. australasicum (Crow's-nest Fern) and A. serratum (Wild Bird's-nest Fern).

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