Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tree plant near downtown Cedar Key


Perhaps one of our readers will know the name of this plant?

14 comments:

brattcat said...

Those are two different kinds of fern growing on the tree. The one front and center looks like antlers. The tree itself...I haven't got a clue. Botany was never one of my stronger subjects. But what a terrific shot. I can almost smell it.

The Cottage Cheese said...

How cool, the way the homeowner has planted this tree with different ferns! I think the one in the front is a staghorn fern.

The Cottage Cheese said...

Oh, and the ferns on the branches could be (though I'm not sure they are) resurrection ferns, which look dry and dead during periods without rain, then appear to come back to life overnight when a few raindrops hit them.

Rose said...

I was going to say it looks like elkhorn or moosehorn something or other as a joke, then thought, hey, there is something called elkhorn...I think it might be elkhorn fern.

Small City Scenes said...

Weird. It looks like a Staghorn Fern (Platycerium). Almost like an airplant as they will grow on almost any bark. MB

cieldequimper said...

Oh that's simply marvellous!

Hilda said...

I have no idea, but I love the one in the middle of the trunk — it looks like it belongs underwater!

Tricia said...

Well, I see a fern, but the other is new to me, but way cool lookin'!
That tree is pretty cool lookin, too!

amatamari© said...

Platycerium.
I had a slightly smaller but beautiful, ah!
:-)
Thanks for the wonderful pictures!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

The think the people got the two ferns right but the tree seems like something I have never seen around here. It must be more of a tropical tree.

Jacob said...

@ Abe - I'm not sure re: the kind of tree...I'll have to look at it the next time we're in Cedar Key, but I'd guess it is a water oak.

Lois said...

I don't know about the tree, but my Dad always called that a staghorn.

Virginia said...

I know , I know......I forget. Wait...it 's a .....fern. DAMNATION. I'll get back with ya.
V

PS It's a fern that doesn't need soil. DAMNATION>

JM said...

I knew the answer but SCS and Amatamari already answered your question... :-)