FERN: Athyrium asplenioides (Lady Fern)

Athyrium asplenioides, (Southern) Lady Fern

Athyrium asplenioides, (Southern) Lady Fern
Photo ©b 2018 Elaine L. Mills

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Lady Fern (formerly A. filix-femina) typically grows in wooded ravines, moist woods, and floodplains from southern New England to the southern United Sates. This native is common throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, except for northern/northeastern Pennsylvania where it is mostly absent. The delicate and graceful appearance of feathery fronds gives rise to its name.

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