American Maidenhair Fern
Most are of tropical origin; some are western natives. All form spreading clumps over time. Stems are thin, wiry, and dark. Fronds are finely cut; leaflets are mostly fan shaped, bright green, thin textured. Plants need steady moisture and soil rich in organic matter. Protect from snails and slugs. Most maidenhair ferns die back to some extent in winter. Kinds listed as indoor or greenhouse plants may succeed in sheltered outdoor spots in mild-winter areas.Adiantum pedatum
Native to the eastern United States, this is closely related to Adiantum aleuticum, with similar fronds and shiny black stems. This delicate-looking fern often grows out of rock in the mist of waterfalls. Fronds grow 12 to 24 in., cluster on clumping rhizomes. Very cold hardy.
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