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Cystopteris fragilis

Common Name(s):
Brittle bladder fern, Fragile fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Easy to cultivate; prefers limed soil; compact rhizome; spreading habit; partial to full shade; goes dormant in dry sites but recovers well

Height:
5-10 in.
Zones:
2-10
Habit:
Deciduous
Fronds:
Erect, frilly, bright green, arching fronds; lance-shaped with pointed tips; bipinnate pinnatifid; 8-12 pairs of opposite or nearly opposite pinnae at right angle or ascending angle to axis; lower pinnae are widely spaced; tapering tip; stipe does not have scales or hairs
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 189

Cystopteris fragilis Cystopteris fragilis
Homer Edward Price, CC BY - 2.0
Cystopteris fragilis Cystopteris fragilis
Natural England, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Cystopteris fragilis Cystopteris fragilis
Bryant Olson, CC BY - 2.0
Cystopteris fragilis Cystopteris fragilis
Homer Edward Price, CC BY - 2.0