Mountain Region: Ferns & Fern Allies

Other plant types: Grass/Grasslike | Groundcover | Herbaceous | Herbaceous Emergent | Shrub | Tree | Vine

Soil Moisture: Sunlight: Flower Color (simplified, all shades):
W = wet Su = full sun B = brown R = red O = orange
M = moist PS = part shade W = white P = pink G = green
D = dry Sh = full shade Y = yellow Pu = purple Bl = blue
    * denotes evergreen or semi-evergreen foliage

FERN / FERN ALLY
Scientific Name Common Name
W
M
D
Su
PS
Sh
Height Color Bloom
Adiantum pedatum maidenhair fern  
X
   
X
  1-2'    
Asplenium platyneuron ebony spleenwort  
X
   
X
X
1-1.5' *  
Athyrium asplenioides southern lady fern
X
X
   
X
  1.5-3'    
Botrychium virginianum rattlesnake fern  
X
X
 
X
X
1.5'    
Dennstaedtia punctilobula hay-scented fern  
X
X
X
X
  1-3'    
Dryopteris marginalis marginal shield fern, evergreen wood fern  
X
   
X
X
1.5' *  
Dryopteris spinulosa spinulose woodfern  
X
   
X
X
1-2.5'    
Onoclea sensibilis sensitive fern
X
X
   
X
X
1-2'    
Osmunda cinnamomea cinnamon fern
X
X
 
X
X
X
2-3'    
Osmunda regalis royal fern
X
X
 
X
X
X
2-3'    
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas fern  
X
   
X
X
1.5-2 *  
Thelypteris noveboracensis New York fern
X
X
   
X
X
1-2.5'    
Thelypteris palustris marsh fern
X
X
 
X
X
  2-3'    

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Last updated: 9/4/01