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Onoclea sensibilisOnoclea sensibilis

sensitive fern

Photograph(s) by*: UWI KJS

Characteristics

Height: 1-3.5'
Flowers:
Fruit: Jun.-Oct.

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH:
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

fresh tidal and nontidal marshes, wet meadows, swamps, moist woods

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE NY PA VA WV

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *

Notes

spreads in wet areas; fertile fronds dark brown, erect

Groundcover



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1307.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004