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Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina, Lady Fern

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Athyrim felix-femina

Flower Description:

Fiddleheads emerge in early spring. The slender stem is covered in dark brown scales.

FamilyWood Fern
Season BloomSummer
HabitatPart shade, shade, sun; moist woods, swamps, bogs, stream banks
Leaf DescriptionLeaf is twice compound, lance-elliptic in outline, broadest at or slightly below the middle, tapering to a point at the tip.
Soil Type All Types
Light Source Shade