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Microlepia firma

Polypodiaceae
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MICROLEPIA

Sturdy ferns useful for landscaping in mild climates. Both species described here can take fairly dry soil—drier than is usual for ferns. Both are hardy to 28°F/-2°C.

Microlepia firma

Native to India. Grows to 2 1/2 ft. high and 2 ft. wide. Dull green, delicately cut, triangular fronds to 3 ft. long. Frond surfaces are densely hairy.

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