Strings of fern ?

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Shoestring fern (Vittaria lineata) is another epiphyte that grows at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. This primitive fern with stringy foliage is found almost exclusively growing in association with “boots” — old leafstems — of cabbage palms (Sabal palmetto) in moist places.

This fern is listed as threatened by the state of Florida and does NOT transplant. Like all ferns, shoestring fern reproduces by spores …

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… growing longer with time …

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… and longer …

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