Adiantum maidenhair fern

Maidenhair ferns are one of the most graceful, beautiful, and easily recognized ferns.  Black or dark purple stems support the lacy fan-shaped blade.  Sterile and fertile fronds of these ferns are the same.  Fronds tend to grow in patches and may cover an area.  Veins are free and forking but without networks.

Adiantum pedatum (northern maidenhair fern) Plant is native to PA

Blades of this fern are very graceful in …

Adiantum maidenhair fern

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Common Names
maidenhair fern