Lady Fern
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Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina

Habitat: Found in relatively shaded areas such as woods and fields

Features: Very lacy fern; medium size and fragile; lowest leaflets grow parallel the the ground; grows in a circular pattern

Height: 1-4 ft. (30-120 cm.)

Axis: Faint green and smooth

Stalk: Green with distinct black hair-like scales

Sachar Woods, Brandeis University, MA October 2002