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Staghorn Fern

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 14 March 2018 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Spotted at the Lincoln Park Conservatory in their Fern Room.

Photo captured February 25, 2018.

NIKON D7000 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 200 28 mm

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The plants have a very good name.

14 Mar 2018 5:54am

Ginnie from Netherlands

WOW, Steven. I'm not sure I've ever seen one of those before!

14 Mar 2018 6:03am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

A pretty amazing piece of vegetation. It does look like stag horns.

14 Mar 2018 6:25am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Plante originale, très belle. )

14 Mar 2018 6:40am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran


14 Mar 2018 6:40am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique !!

14 Mar 2018 7:38am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands


14 Mar 2018 7:50am

Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Superb plant!

14 Mar 2018 8:04am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Amazing plant. Beautifully captured.

14 Mar 2018 8:11am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Magnifique plante, j'aime beaucoup !
Bonne journée Steven

14 Mar 2018 9:14am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great appearance !!!

14 Mar 2018 9:52am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely capture. You can certainly see where it gets its name

14 Mar 2018 10:25am

Franz from Baden, Austria

Excellent, like a giant many-armed kraken ...
Nature never ceases to amaze us with the shapes and colours she has created!

14 Mar 2018 10:35am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle scene

14 Mar 2018 10:43am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

i've never seen a fern like this one before

it looks very hearty

love, love

14 Mar 2018 1:44pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous! I understand the name

14 Mar 2018 2:03pm

Devi from Chennai, India

would never have guessed they belonged to the Fern family ! Great shot..thank you for sharing :) The name really suits the plant !

14 Mar 2018 2:49pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful image of the plant !

14 Mar 2018 3:19pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the random look of this fern. A fine close up with excellent detail.

14 Mar 2018 3:24pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


14 Mar 2018 3:58pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

A nice shot. I think this is one of the oldest plants in the world.

14 Mar 2018 4:28pm

willy from Belgium

une très belle image de cette plante Steven


14 Mar 2018 6:07pm

Remus from Portugal

This fern has a certain air of sea anemones.
It's a fern that stands out for difference.

14 Mar 2018 6:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A neat shot of this cool fern.

14 Mar 2018 9:13pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great shot!

14 Mar 2018 9:59pm

Alun from Elton, United Kingdom

Wow, thats a cool looking plant, cool shot

14 Mar 2018 10:39pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I always thought that these ferns were so amazing. How they are attached to a piece of bark or wood and grow so large. A fabulous image!

15 Mar 2018 12:24am

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing. Great capture of this interesting plant. :)

15 Mar 2018 2:43am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle plante luxuriante et vue fantastique iamge et compo

15 Mar 2018 3:09am

London Caller from United Kingdom

Have you seen bird's nest fern before?
This and stag horn are very common in my home country. :)

15 Mar 2018 7:46pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

A bit messy isn't it.... but that makes it so cool! I see where it gets it's name!

16 Mar 2018 2:13am

Blikvanger from België, Belgium

Never seen such an expanded version, but these plants were fashion in the 70's in NL.
Anywhere in every house I played as a child was a small 'Hertshoorn' in a hanging basket.
Thanks for showing this photo. Sweet memories...

16 Mar 2018 9:06pm