Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants: guide.

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Polystichem setiferum

Polystic à soies
Soft Shield Fern


Additional information

Plant family


Provence Verte

Flower colour


Leaf type



30-120 cm


The stalks have prominent brown scales. Grows extensively in damp, wooded areas. Often cultivated as an ornamental.


Bipinnate leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided. Fronds with leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided, 4-14 cm long, tapering towards the tip.

Fruits Seeds

Sori: elliptical in shape, forming two rows on the underside of each leaflet.

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