Northern Maidenhair Fern is one of the most delicate native woodland ferns. In Minnesota it often found growing on shady, cool, north or east facing slopes.
Another great feature of this fern is its dark brown to black stems. It makes a wonderful contrast to the softly textured pinnule.
Bloodroot or Hepatica.
Maidenhair fern spreads by rhizomes forming nice clusters. In the home landscape it needs a cool, shady location in compost rich medium soils. The fronds remains green late into the fall season.
|Kartesz, J.T., The Biota of North America Program (BONAP).|
2011. North American Plant Atlas. Chapel Hill, N.C.