Ferns and Fern Allies of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Pteridaceae
Adiantum pedatum (Maidenhair Fern)
Leaf length16 - 20 inches
Leaf clusteringnot clustered
Leaf persistencedeciduous
Shape of spore-producing areaelongate
Location of spore-producing areaunderside of leaf
Leaf typecompound
Divisions of leaf bladethree
Habitatrich, moist wood
DescriptionA deciduous fern from a creeping rhizome. The compound leaf is horizontally oriented and fan-shaped. The blade is on an erect, wiry, black stem.
Habit photoPW
Detail photo 1PW