- Common Name(s):
- River fern, Southern maiden fern, Southern shield fern, Widespread maiden fern
Sun to partial shade; prefers average to humus rich, moist soil but tolerates drought; short to long creeping rhizomes; spreads quickly to form colonies rather than clumps; easy to grow. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
- 2-4 ft.
- Long arching, triangular, bright sea green fronds; pinnate pinnatified blade; very hairy on upper and lower surface; sori have rounded indusia and are borne along the midvien of pinna lobes
NCCES plant id: 227