Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Ostrich Fern

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Matteuccia pennsyvanica

Flower Description:

Non Flowering

FamilyWood Fern
Season BloomNon flowering
HabitatPart shade to shade moist to swampy woods and thickets. A large fern that readily spreads by rhizomes.
CyclePerennials
Height3'-6'
Leaf DescriptionOnce compound, deeply lobed, tapered at both ends, brown stemmed.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade
LocationWoodland