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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Adiantum pedatum

Northern Maidenhair

Scientific Name:

Adiantum pedatum

Genus:

Adiantum

Species Epithet:

pedatum

Common Name:

Northern Maidenhair

Plant Type

Fern/Clubmoss/Allies

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)

Native/Alien:

US Native

Size:

1-3 ft.

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Moist forests and cliffs, especially over calcareous or mafic rocks,
sometimes in seasonal seepage.

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

Notes:

Will lay down in times of drought and will die back in severe drought

Northern Maidenhair

image

Sori along the outer edges of the pinnules

Forsyth County NC (wildflower garden)

The Scientific Name is Adiantum pedatum. You will likely hear them called Northern Maidenhair. This picture shows the Sori along the outer edges of the pinnules of Adiantum pedatum

Lisa Lofland Gould

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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