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Northern Maidenhair Fern ( Maidenhair Fern)

Adiantum pedatum

Habitat: Shady areas with rich soil.

Features: Circular ring form resembling a crown; grows in a scattered pattern from the ground; little gaps on the pinnules that look like a tiny chunk was clipped off

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

Axis: Rusty brown to black and smooth for right at the base

Stalk: Dark brown to black with a few scales at the base

Lexington, MA November 2002