Current list of available native ferns

Ferns
Adiantum pedatum, Maidenhair Fern
Adiantum pedatum, or Maidenhair Fern, is a fern producing light green whorls of circular fronds on black, thread-like stems.
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Athyrium felix-femina, Lady Fern

Athyrium felix-femina, or Lady Fern, is a fern with bright green fronds and a very lacy texture. Lady Fern prefers moist, rich soils in part sun to shade. It is one of the easiest ferns to grow and is more … Continued

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Dennstaedtia punctilobula, Hay-scented Fern

Dennstaedtia punctilobula, or Hay-scented Fern, is a deciduous fern with pale green, twice pinnate fronds and a very lacy texture. Light: Sun-Shade Soil moisture: Dry-Moist Height: 1′

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Dyopteris intermedia, Wood Fern

Dyopteris intermedia, or Wood Fern, is a dry woodland, clump growing fern. Light: Shade Soil Moisture: Dry-Moist Height: 18″

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Matteuccia struthiopteris, Ostrich Fern

Matteuccia struthiopteris, or Ostrich Fern, is a 2-6 foot tall fern with erect, dark green fronds. Ostrich Ferns prefer moist to wet soils in shade to part sun. The fern generally occurs in forested wetlands or along creeks. It sometimes … Continued

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Onoclea sensibilis, Sensitive Fern

Onoclea sensibilis, or Sensitive Fern, is a 1-3 foot tall fern with coarsely segmented, pale green triangular frond. Sensitive Fern’s fertile fronds resemble a cluster of woody, small grapes. The fern prefers moist to wet soils in sun (if constantly … Continued

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Osmunda cinnamomea, Cinnamon Fern

Osmunda cinnamomea, or Cinnamon Fern, is a 2-5 foot tall fern with large, densely hair fiddleheads prominent in spring. The spores on the Cinnamon Fern’s fertile fronds resemble cinnamon sticks. The fern prefers moist to wet soils in shade to … Continued

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Osmunda regalis, Royal Fern

Osmunda regalis, or Royal Fern, is a 2-5 foot tall fern with bluish-green, twice pinnate fronds. Royal Fern naturally occurs in forested wetlands and thrives on saturated soils. The fern prefers wet to moist soils in part to full shade. … Continued

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