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Tried and True Native Plant Selections
for the Mid-Atlantic
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Athyrium asplenioides ([Southern] Lady Fern)
Lady Fern (formerly A. filix-femina) typically grows in wooded ravines, moist woods, and floodplains from southern New England to the southern United States. 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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