Robert H. Mohlenbrock, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991.
Photo Credit:
Robert H. Mohlenbrock, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991.

Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

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Ubiquitous in moist areas, open or forested; one of our most abundant and familiar ferns.

The common name is apparently because the blades are shriveled by the first light frosts in the fall.

Shade Tolerance: Full sun to Part Shade

Moisture: Moist to Wet

Height: 2-3' tall

Color: Green

Deer Resistant: Yes

Uses: home garden

Other: Potentially aggressive.

MI Genotype: No

USDA Plant Fact Sheet


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