FERN: Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Hay Scented Fern)

Spiderwort and Hay-scented Ferns in the Shade Garden Photo © 2014 Mary Free

Spiderwort and Hay-scented Ferns in the Shade Garden
Photo © 2014 Mary Free

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This native of open woods and dry slopes is found throughout most of the Mid-Atlantic Region. In Virginia, it is abundant in higher elevations to infrequent in the Coastal Plain. It can spread quickly to create a ground cover in shady woodland gardens. Crush some leaflets and its common name becomes apparent from the hay-like scent that emanates.

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