old world climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum  (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) - 2308088

old world climbing fern
Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br.

Descriptor: Infestation
Description: Old World climbing fern growing on cypress trees in southern Florida. The weed forms huge skirts that fires can climb to reach tree tops. Trees without the fern usually survive fire.
Image type: Field
Image location: Florida, United States

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Name: Peggy Greb
Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Monday, November 17, 2003
Image Information last updated on Friday, May 06, 2011