- Common Name(s):
- Rattlesnake fern
Difficult to cultivate; horizontal, coarse, shallow roots; subterranean rhizomes; prefers moist, rich woods and shade; one of first ferns to begin growth in spring
- 6-20 in.
- Long, erect, bright green, arching, 10-in. fronds; broadly triangular; bippinnate to tripinnate; 2 large, opposite, basal pinnae and 4-5 pairs of opposite or subopposite smaller pinnae; segments are pointed, toothed and thin-textured; fertile fronds arise from base of blade
NCCES plant id: 186