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Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum

Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. angustum (Willd.) R.T. Clausen

Subarctic Ladyfern

Dryopteridaceae (Wood Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Athyrium angustum, Athyrium angustum var. rubellum, Athyrium angustum var. subtripinnatum, Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum, Athyrium filix-femina var. michauxii, Athyrium filix-femina var. rubellum

USDA Symbol: ATFIA

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)

The lady fern has a very untidy look by mid-summer as it succumbs to damage by insects, leaving it ragged and discoloured. (Ferns of Grey and Bruce Counties)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Leaf Shape: Elliptic
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.

Distribution

USA: CO , CT , DC , DE , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SD , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , ON , PE
Native Habitat: Forest

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC FAC
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.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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