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How can I tell if this is bracken?

B3B3 Posts: 21,410
I have a huge fern that did its seed thing a couple of years ago  and there is also bracken knocking  about  the garden.  I  can tell  when it's  more mature but is there a way I can tell now whether  or not it's bracken?
It's  been growing  out of the path edging and I've  just potted it up a minute  ago 

In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    edited July 2020
    Quick look at images on Google and they do look like fern bracken but I'm certainly  no expert on ferns 
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,410
    Thanks @K67
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,410
    Worth a try😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,410
     @philippasmith2   I just had a look. A lot of academic disagreement and my own post here was the third one down!
    I think I need to wait until it more mature and see how the fronds divide - apparently😐

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • K67K67 Leicestershire Posts: 2,507
    Just out of interest did you intend to keep this if it's not bracken?
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,410
    Yes. I do. Lots of shady spots in the garden
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,436
    I really don't think it's bracken, the fronds and the way they are arranged look different. 
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,410
    That's good news @WillDB. It's smaller than it looks in the photo so I'll look after it and hope for the best😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    I get ferns springing up having accidentally brought one in a pot with my primroses when I moved house. They look like your photograph. If yours is 2 years old I think that it is a fern too.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,410
    Good😀
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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