Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Dryopteris wallichiana

This is an unusual type of fern called Dryopteris wallichiana. It is a very striking plant with a very dark central line down the back of each frond and makes a very bold statement in a garden border. 

This is a close-up of one of the opening fronds, taken in May in a warmer than average spring in the West of Central Scotland.