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Athyrium filix-femina

Common Name(s):
Lady fern
Cultivar(s):
Frizelliae
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Easy to grow; vigorous; forms dense clumps; spreads rapidly; protect from strong wind, since fronds are easily broken; prefers shade but will adopt to sun with adequate moisture; erect rhizome. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Height:
1-3 ft.
Zones:
3-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Fronds:
Feathery, erect or ascending, broad, lance-shaped frond, slightly reduced at base; pointed or lax tips; fronds arranged in a circular cluster; 20 plus pairs of not opposite pinna that point upward; bipinnate-pinnatified; thin texture; pinnules are cut to midvein and have thin-pointed or blunt tip; color ranges from yellow-green to medium green; continues to produce new fronds during summer; stipe and rachis are green or red; stipe is smooth or grooved in front; a few dark brownish scales on stipe; has a rounded-oblong crosier covered with dark brown scales; sori are hook-shaped or elongated
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 179

Athyrium filix-femina Athyrium filix-femina
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