- Common Name(s):
- Common maidenhair, Northern maidenhair fern
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.
- 18-36 in.
- 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
NCCES plant id: 172