Connecticut Plants
Northern Lady Fern
Athyrium angustum (Willd.) C. Presl.
  • Synonyms: Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth ssp. angustum (Willd.) R.T. Clausen
  • Family: cliff fern (Woodsiaceae)
  • Habitat: moist woods, wet meadows, swamps, and floodplains
  • Height: 2 to 3 feet
  • Location of spores: underside of frond
  • Petiole (leaf stalk): green or reddish above, dark at the base; flat or grooved in front, usually with brown or nearly black scales
  • Growth pattern: asymmetric clump
  • Persistence: deciduous
  • Origin: native