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This medium-small fern is unique because of the bulblets that form on the underside of its leaves. Aside from this unusual method of asexual reproduction, the Bulblet Fern is similar in appearance to other Cystopteris spp. (Bladder Ferns) and their hybrids. In general, the Bulblet Fern can be distinguished from these other ferns as follows


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Source: Illinois Wildflowers

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