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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

Onoclea sensibilis

Sensitive fern

Scientific Name:

Onoclea sensibilis

Genus:

Onoclea

Species Epithet:

sensibilis

Common Name:

Sensitive fern

Plant Type

Fern/Clubmoss/Allies

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Dryopteridaceae (Wood-Fern Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

marshes, swamps, wet disturbed places;

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Nothing Specified

Leaf Type:

Fern Frond

Leaf Form:

Nothing Specified

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

Provides ground cover for wildlife

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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