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Plant Details

Adiantum pedatum

Northern Maidenhair

Scientific Name:

Adiantum pedatum

Genus:

Adiantum

Species Epithet:

pedatum

Common Name:

Northern Maidenhair

Plant Type

Fern/Clubmoss/Allies

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)

Native/Alien:

US Native

Size:

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

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Moist forests and cliffs, especially over calcareous or mafic rocks,
sometimes in seasonal seepage.

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

Notes:

Will lay down in times of drought and will die back in severe drought

Northern Maidenhair

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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