Can you identify this fern? This fall (2014) a very stiff center growth is...

Asked October 20, 2014, 9:01 PM EDT

Can you identify this fern? This fall (2014) a very stiff center growth is unfurling. Several of these are growing among what I thought were all ostrich ferns but this center growth is something I have never seen with ostrich ferns. I will send two pics. They are from different ferns but the center growth is the same just a slightly different stage. I am a Howard County Master Gardener.

Howard County Maryland

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