Ferns, outdoor

PSS 123 Garden Flowers

Dr. Leonard Perry
Dept. Plant and Soil Science, 208 Hills
University of Vermont




Names are linked to plant descriptions,  indicate photos (about 50K),  indicate latin name pronunciations.

Plants are picked as best/most popular or seen in Northeast U.S. Selection will vary with region of the country. These plants will be included in the lecture exams and should be used for landscape plans. Names will not have to be memorized unless also covered in labs. Specific species or cultivars shown in photos are in ( ).



Ferns, outdoor  
Northern Maidenhair Adiantum pedatum 
Spleenwort Asplenium trichomanes 
Lady Fern Athyrium filix-femina 
Japanese Painted Fern Athyrium nipponicum var. pictum
Hay-scented Fern Dennsteadtia punctilobula 
Leather Wood Fern Dryopteris marginalis 
Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris 
Sensitive Fern Onoclea sensibilis 
Cinnamon Fern  Osmunda cinnamomea
Christmas Fern Polystichum acrostichoides 


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