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Adiantum aleuticum

Adiantum aleuticum (Rupr.) Paris

Aleutian Maidenhair, Five Finger Maidenhair, Five-finger Fern, Western Maidenhair

Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern family)

Synonym(s): Adiantum pedatum ssp. aleuticum, Adiantum pedatum ssp. calderi, Adiantum pedatum ssp. subpumilum, Adiantum pedatum var. aleuticum, Adiantum pedatum var. subpumilum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Fronds up to about 44 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating species. Flowering time refers to sporulating period.


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MD , ME , MI , MT , NV , OR , PA , UT , VT , WA , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , NL , QC
Native Habitat: Wooded ravines, shaded banks, talus slopes, serpentine barrens, coastal headlands.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Adiantum aleuticum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Adiantum aleuticum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Adiantum aleuticum


Record Modified: 2020-12-03
Research By: CBR

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