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Onoclea sensibilis

Common Name(s):
Bead fern, Sensitive fern
Categories:
Ferns, Native Plants
Comment:

Easy to grow; short, rapid spreading creeping rhizomes; naturally occurs in marshes, ditches and swamps; sensitive to drought and frost; moderately aggressive; tolerates sun with adequate moisture

Height:
1-3 ft.
Zones:
2-10
Habit:
Deciduous
Fronds:
Broad, almost triangular fronds; sterile fronds are deeply pinnatified to bipinnatified, and thin texture; most pinnae are nearly opposite; rachis is smooth, pale tan or yellow; fronds turns yellow or russet in fall; fertile fronds emerge in late summer, are woody with beadlike segments, brown and persist into winter; stipes are long (one half to two thirds of frond), network veined; dimorphic
Tags:
deciduous, NCEMGVA2018

NCCES plant id: 210

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Nicole Castle, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
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