Type of fern?

Asked July 16, 2016, 10:41 PM EDT

I recently bought this plant, thinking it was a type of fern. I'm curious about what type it is.

Outside United States ferns plant identification horticulture

1 Response

The fern is likely a Davallia, though there are many of them. The fuzzy root rhizome has earned the Davallia species common names like deer's foot ferns, squirrel's foot ferns, and rabbit's foot fern, among others.
Here is a page about the plant from the University of Florida Nassau County Extension Service: http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/horticulture/plantsaleiplamts/rabbitsfootfern.html
I'm not sure where you are from, but in most temperate areas these are grown as houseplants away from hot sun and drafts.