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Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Hay scented fern

Scientific Name:

Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Genus:

Dennstaedtia

Species Epithet:

punctilobula

Common Name:

Hay scented fern

Plant Type

Fern/Clubmoss/Allies

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Dennstaedtiaceae (Bracken Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

3-6 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, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

rocky or dry woodlands and forests, rock outcrops, pastures, clearings, roadbanks; common (uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain)

Leaf Arrangement:

No apparent leaves

Leaf Retention:

Evergreen

Leaf Type:

Fern Frond

Leaf Form:

No Apparent Leaves

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

Spreads rapidly and can be invasive. Best for meadows or large areas and ground cover. Deer resistant, but provides cover for smaller animals when present over large areas.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a752



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