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Southern Maidenhair Fern (Venus Maidenhair Fern)

Adiantum capillus-veneris

Habitat: Found on or along rocks and cliffs

Features: Arching stalk; pinnules have small, v-shaped like chuncks cut out of them; grows in a scattered pattern from the ground; medium and fragile fern;

Height: 10-22 in. (25.5-56 cm.)

Axis: Very slim and brown

Stalk: Black to dark-red/brown with a few scales at the base

Lexington MA, November 2002
Dark stalk