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Adiantum capillus vereris

Common Name(s):
Southern maidenhair fern, Venus maidenhair fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Spreads by short, creeping rhizomes; prefers moist, humus, rich soil and partial shade to shade. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Height:
10-24 in.
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Fronds:
Delicate, bright green fronds are bipinnate to tripinnate, arching or pendent; 3 to 6 pairs of pinnae; segments are fan-shaped and .25 to .75 in. long
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 171

Adiantum capillus vereris Adiantum capillus vereris
Mary PK. Burns, CC BY-NC-2.0
Adiantum capillus vereris leaves Adiantum capillus vereris leaves
Mary PK. Burns, CC BY-NC-2.0
Adiantum capillus vereris habit Adiantum capillus vereris habit
Mary PK. Burns, CC BY-NC-2.0
Adiantum capillus vereris Adiantum capillus vereris
Anita Gould, CC BY-NC-2.0