“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
This fern gets its name from the numerous fruiting bodies that form on the underside of its fronds giving it a silvery appearance. They are arranged like a sergeant’s stripes. The young fronds are yellow green and turn a pleasant straw color in fall. Similar in habit to the Lady Fern, but has hairs on the leaf blade and a more definite midrib. Clump forming habit.
Mid (May - June)
Late (July - frost)