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These were going to be my photos for the spotted PhotoHunt theme a few weeks ago until I decided to go with the spotted fish photos.

I found this plant on that same side of the road not far from the bromeliad plant photo I posted yesterday. I have no clue what type of plant this is (Marta?) but I thought it was pretty cool looking, especially when I noticed the the back side of the plant.




*Mahalo Marta! The plant is called the Laua'e fern, which grows abundantly in the Hawaiian islands. The botanical name is Phymatosorus scolopendria. It is used by native Hawaiians for scenting clothing and leis.

Comments (7)


Are those ferns with the spores on its underside? Wow, you are really taking some marvelous photos!

Gorgeous! I am also interested to see if someone can name this plant. Very interesting.


That is extraordinary! And wonderful photos, Girasoli, as always!

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Yes, I too would love to know the name of these plants. Really beautiful photos.

Eden was right on the mark. It is a fern and your wonderful pictures are of the underside showing the spores. I'm guessing it is a Laua'e fern which grows abundantly on the islands. Botanical name - Phymatosorus scolopendria. It used by native Hawaiians for scenting clothing and leis. http://kms.kapalama.ksbe.edu/projects/2003/plants/lauaefern/index.html

Thank you so much Marta! You are definitely my "go to girl" for all plant/flower/tree questions AND bird questions :)

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