SassafrasBirdsnest ferns and Syzygium floribundum

Botanical name           Pyrossia rupestris

A common name         Horseshoe Felt Fern


Young plant


Pyrossia rupestrisAll of these Pyrossia rupestris are growing on Syzygium floribundum on a south facing hillside.

Pyrossia rupestris Horseshoe Felt Fern

I can only guess this Pyrossia rupestris had a good year, it really hadn't stopped raining for most of the last 6 months or so when this photo was taken.  All of the fronds below are fertile fronds, the round ones, like those to the right are sterile fronds.

Pyrossia rupestris

Reasonably mature