Are ferns native to Florida?
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In respect to this, do ferns grow in Florida?
South Florida Ferns. Popular South Florida ferns for the landscape include macho, foxtail, Boston, holly, fishtail, wart, and asparagus fern. Garden ferns can work as graceful groundcovers for shade. Some South Florida ferns can take the place of foundation plants, and a few work as front-of-the-border plants.
Likewise, is Boston fern invasive? Fishtail sword fern (Nephrolepis falcata), is non-native to Florida and escaped from cultivation (Wunderlin and Hansen 2000) but is not considered invasive.
Also asked, what plants are native to Florida?
Florida Native Plants A wide range variety could work in your landscape, from vines and groundcovers to shrubs, trees, and palms. Many can serve as good sources of food for wildlife. Some popular natives in Florida include beautyberry, muhly grass, coontie, and Southern magnolia.
Where do Boston ferns come from?
Nephrolepis exaltata, commonly called sword fern or Boston fern, is native to Florida, West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America, Polynesia and Africa. It is an evergreen fern that grows with an upright spreading habit to 3' tall and as wide. In its native habitat, it may grow to as much as 7' tall.