- Common Name(s):
- Boulder fern, Hay-scented fern
Easy to cultivate; rapidly spreads in light shade to sun; fairly drought tolerant; tolerates salt spray; crushed fronds emit fragrance of fresh mowed hay; tends to become ragged in late summer
- 2-2.5 ft.
- Develops patches instead of individual clumps; long, erect to arching, lance-shaped fronds usually widest at base; hairy; yellow-green; thin textured; bipinnate to binnate-pinnatifid; oval-oblong shape; pinna are closely spaced but not exactly opposite; has an acute tip; pinnule are opposite; stipe is one-fourth to one-third the frond length; brown to shinny red in color; fronds turn soft yellow in fall
NCCES plant id: 191