Lady Fern

Wildflowers Found in Oregon

Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina - Fronds clustered, erect and spreading, to 2 m tall; rhizomes stout, ascending to erect, covered with scales and old leaf stalk bases. Leaves, stipes short, fragile, scaly at the base, much shorter than the blades; blades narrowly to diamond-shaped profile, 2-3 times pinnate; leaflets 20-40 pairs, upper and lower ones progressively reduced; ultimate segments toothed or lobed. Found in moist to wet forests, swamps, thickets, openings, slide-tracks, stream-banks, gullies, meadows and clearings; at all elevations.

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