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Male fern


Basic Information

English Name: Male fern
German Name: Wurmfarn
Latin Name: Dryopteris filix-mas
Released Date: 2011.07.03
Number of variant: 1
Colour assigned: Green


Ferns grew already in the Carboniferous, about 400 million years ago. At that time, they grew still tree high. Therefore, they are usually referred as tree ferns. Together with club mosses and horsetail , they formed huge forests. Ferns are not flowering. They do not reproduce by seeds but by spores. They sit in groups, called sori, at the underside of the leafs. The Sori of the male fern look a little bit like tiny worms. The leaves of a young male fern are rolled up like a snail. They slowly unfurl and then show the typical frond. The male fern looks very similar to the lady fern but it has darker leaves. In the Middle Ages, the peoplpe thought that these were the male and female forms of the same plants. In German the male fern called worm fern. It gets the name not only because of the worm-like shape of its sori but also because he was formerly used as a remedy for tapeworm infestation.

Additional Information

  1. They can only be bred to the same species.
  2. Breeding to Heart of Marvel Fern (Filicis miraculii) is available all year around. But out of the season (Midsummer event), it will only result in producing Male Fern (Dryopteris filix-mas).

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