Woodwardia orientalis Oriental chain fern

Evergreen, 3 to 5 ft. or more (90 to 150 cm). Zones 9 and 10. description The scaly short ascending rhizome gives rise to a vase of bright green ovate fronds atop a thick green stipe that can be up to one-half the length of the frond. The blade, like those of so many woodwardias, is pinnate-pinnatifid with pointed toothy pinnae. A mature frond produces an astonishing number of little plantlets, suggestive of baby Japanese maple seeds (samaras), on the upper surface....