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Thelypteris kunthii

Common Name(s):
River fern, Southern maiden fern, Southern shield fern, Widespread maiden fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

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.

Height:
2-4 ft.
Zones:
7-10
Habit:
Deciduous
Fronds:
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
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 227

Thelypteris kunthii Thelypteris kunthii