Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
Northern Maidenhair Fern is an elegant ornamental plant with striking
black stalks that will not go unnoticed in a shaded border or garden. This
native of moist woods in much of the eastern half of North America* has a
singular growth habit with its fronds held horizontally in the shape of a fan.
*In the Mid-Atlantic Region: In DE, it is uncommon in the Piedmont and rare in the Coastal Plain. It is native to DC, northern and western MD, and most of PA. In VA, it is common in the mountains, frequent in the Piedmont, and infrequent in the Coastal Plain.
Print Version (Legal Size): Adiantum pedatum (Northern Maidenhair Fern)
Learn more about other Mid-Atlantic plants: Tried and True Plant Fact Sheets