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  • Appearance: Sensitive fern is a deciduous perennial fern with distinctive fronds. The fronds are once-pinnate, meaning that they are divided into leaflets along a central stem. The leaflets are broad, lance-shaped, and slightly serrated, giving the fronds a delicate appearance. The name "sensitive fern" comes from the fern's sensitivity to frost, as it is one of the earliest ferns to wilt and turn brown in the fall.

  • Habitat: This fern is typically found in moist to wet habitats, such as swamps, marshes, streambanks, and shaded woodlands. It often grows in areas with high soil moisture levels and is commonly encountered in damp, shaded environments.

  • Native Range: Onoclea sensibilis is native to eastern North America, from Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada down to Florida in the United States and west to the Great Lakes region. It is also found in parts of Europe and Asia.

  • Reproduction: Sensitive fern reproduces through spores, which are produced on the undersides of mature fronds in structures called sori. These sori contain the spore-bearing structures (sporangia), which release spores when mature. These spores can then grow into new ferns if they land in suitable, moist soil.

  • Ecological Role: Sensitive fern provides habitat and cover for various wildlife, including small mammals and amphibians. While it is not a preferred food source for most wildlife, it can contribute to the overall biodiversity of wetland ecosystems by providing shelter and habitat structure.
  • SPREAD 90-120 CM
  • HEIGHT 30-50 CM

Care Instructions

Different plants have different watering needs. Check the soil moisture by inserting your finger about an inch into the soil. If it feels dry, water the plant until the water drains from the bottom of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

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