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Athyrium filix femina

Fougère femelle
Common Lady Fern

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

green

Flowering months

April,

May,

June,

July,

August,

September,

October,

November

Leaf type

Bipinnate

Height

1.5 m

Description

One of the more common ferns growing in damp, shady woodland, mostly on acid soil. It is a deciduous fern with bright green leaves. The fronds arise from a central clump, each frond 20-90 cm long, 5-25 cm wide.

Although this fern is to be found in damp woodland, it is somewhat drought resistant.

Leaves

Bipinnate leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided. Fronds: leaflets on either side of the stem, each leaflet is further subdivided.

Fruits Seeds

Sori: a cluster of spore-producing structures, visible on the underside of the leaf.

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