Swamp Fern
Blechnum Serrulatum

swamp fern

This is one of our most common ferns found throughout most of Florida in swamps and moist pinelands. It is normally two to three feet tall in sunny locations, yet may reach six feet in deep shade. It is also called marsh fern, yet that name goes to Thelypteris palustris.

A row of brown spores is found on either side of the lower midvein. The plant spreads by an underground rhizome forming a compact colony.

Plant around slash pine, cypress, red maple and other wetland trees and shrubs. The combination of wild coffee bordered by this fern is striking.

As the colony increases, break off portions and plant in new locations, making sure to water until established.