maidenhair fern

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maidenhair fern

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any fern of the cosmopolitan genus Adiantum, esp A. capillis-veneris, having delicate fan-shaped fronds with small pale-green leaflets: family Adiantaceae

Maidenhair Fern


(Adiantum), a genus of ferns of the family Polypodiaceae.

The genus is found almost everywhere, but the greatest number of species, about 200, are found in South America. There are two species in the USSR: A. pedatum in the Far East and A. capillus-veneris in the Caucasus, the Crimea, and Middle Asia. A. capillus-veneris is a tender ornamental with double or triple pinnatifid, delicate leaves on long, dark brown petioles. This species and many others are grown in rooms and greenhouses.

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However, Adiantum raddianum, known as the maidenhair fern, is a species found in sunny environments that has this characteristic.
Some ferns are really tiny with delicate fronds, like the maidenhair fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) and the maidenhair spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes).
She carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas, Cyrnbidium orchids, and maidenhair fern.
The dwarf maidenhair fern of the Pacific Northwest coast is here recognized as a variety of the western maidenhair fern; that is, as Adiantum aleuticum vat.
Good choices include Himalayan maidenhair fern, Asplenium scolopendrium 'Crispum', lungwort and Equisetum hyemale.
The curious leathery, fan-shaped leaves, which resemble the maidenhair fern, are striking in autumn when they turn from pale green to butter yellow before falling.
Western maidenhair fern (Adiantum aleuticum); Sunset climate zones 1-7, 14-21.
A simple maidenhair fern in an unusual pot or a bouquet divided into groups in small vases will add interest to rooms.
Her bouquet was of white and cream tulips, anemones sweet peas, and ranunculus with hints of green maidenhair fern and moss,
I chose variegated ivies, a variegated fern, a variegated Fittonia, a maidenhair fern and, to give the centre a bit of height, a parlour palm (Chamaedora elegans).
She carried a bouquet of cymbidium orchids, gardenia, white sweet pea, lily of the valley, and maidenhair fern.