Davallia canariensis

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Davallia canariensis
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Davallia Canariensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Davalliaceae
Genus: Davallia
D. canariensis
Binomial name
Davallia canariensis

Davallia canariensis, the hare's-foot fern,[1] is a species of fern in the Davalliaceae family. It grows well in sunny atmosphere and on rocks.

It is a spreading, deciduous fern with thick, scaly rhizomes and broad, finely-divided fronds, it grows up to 50 cm (20 in) tall and 100 cm (39 in) broad.[2]

It is found from the west Mediterranean to the Atlantic Islands.[2] The Latin specific epithet canariensis means “from the Canary Islands”.[3]

It has an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.[2][4]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ a b c "Davallia canariensis". www.rhs.org.uk (RHS). Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  3. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.
  4. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 29. Retrieved 6 February 2018.

Media related to Davallia canariensis at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Davallia canariensis at Wikispecies

  • American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers (2011), ISBN 978-0756675080
  • John Garrett, James William Helenus Trail (1901) The illustrated dictionary of gardening: Volume 1