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Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina)
Photo By AJC - 'Fenland' England
 


Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina)

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Deciduous, densely clumping, perennial fern, 600 - 900mm (24"-36" tall) with delicate lacy fronds.

Divide clumps every few years in the spring.

Division Polypodiophyta, the True Ferns
Class Filicopsida
Order Polypodiales
Family Dryopteridaceae
Genus Athyrium, the Lady Ferns

Athyrium (from the Greek, a, "without", (thureos), "shield"
filix-femina, (Latin) = "fern-feminine"



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