Asplenium bulbiferum is widespread throughout New Zealand, growing in lowland forests. The fronds are erect to a height of approx. 1.2m. The fronds produce small daughter plantlets on the leaves, which separate from the mother plant to become new ferns. Hence the ‘chickens’ of the ‘hen’ plant.

Asplenium bulbiferum is widespread throughout New Zealand, growing in lowland forests. The fronds are erect to a height of approx. 1.2m. The fronds produce small daughter plantlets on the leaves, which separate from the mother plant to become new ferns. Hence the ‘chickens’ of the ‘hen’ plant.

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