Robert H. Mohlenbrock, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1991.
Sensitive Fern (Onoclea sensibilis)
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.
Sold as 1 gallon pot.
Shade Tolerance: Full sun to Part Shade
Moisture: Moist to Wet
Height: 2-3' tall
Deer Resistant: Yes
Uses: home garden
Other: Potentially aggressive.
MI Genotype: No
USDA Plant Profile