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Senstive Fern

Onoclea sensibilis

Habitat: Found in meadows and in damp areas along the banks of streams

Features: Leaflets are smoothly wavy on the edges; medium sized hardy fern; grows in a scattered pattern from the ground; leaves are slightly triangular in shape; doesn't live into the cold weather;

Height: 1-2.5 ft. (30-75 cm.)

Axis: Tan-yellow and smooth

Stalk: Yellow-brown with a few scales at the base

Behind Chapels Field, Brandeis University, MA September 2002