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Adiantum pedatum

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

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

Height:
18-36 in.
Zones:
3-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Fronds:
Airy, fan-shaped, deep blue green fronds held on thin black stipes in tight clumps; frond stalk forks with the two halves curving back with each having 3 to 5 finger-like divisions; circular or horseshoe-shaped rachis; shell-shaped pinnae
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 172

Adiantum pedatum Adiantum pedatum
Joshua Mayer, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Adiantum pedatum, multiple Adiantum pedatum
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Adiantum pedatum, fronds Adiantum pedatum
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