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Athyrium filix-femina ssp. asplenioides

Southern Lady-fern



Light green fern similar to A. filix-femina ssp. angustum. Grows taller, up to around waist height and grows best in moist to wet conditions with part shade in both uplands and wetlands. Widest part of frond is near the base. Spores mature in the summer and are brown. Fiddleheads emerge in the spring.

Plant Overview:

Plant Family:Aspleniaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Ferns
Fruit Timing:Spores mature early July to early Sept
Global and State Rank:G5T5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist
Soil pH:Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist

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