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Adiantum capillus-veneris

Maiden hair fern

Scientific Name:

Adiantum capillus-veneris

Genus:

Adiantum

Species Epithet:

capillus-veneris

Common Name:

Maiden hair fern

Plant Type

Fern/Clubmoss/Allies

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Light:

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

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July

Growing Area:

Mountains, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

moist calcareous rocks, in the Coastal Plain of NC and SC on “marl” (coquina limestone), in the mountains of VA (formerly) on limestone:
rare (NC Rare, VA Rare)

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Fern Frond

Leaf Form:

Nothing Specified

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S1: Critically imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

T: Threatened (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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