Adiantum pedatum

Common Names: Northern maidenhair fern, five-fingered fern
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Ferns

Deciduous. Grows 30 to 75 cm tall. Features finely-textured, somewhat frilly fronds which have curved stalks and are palmately-divided (i.e., fronds divide into finger-like projections). Wiry stems are reddish-brown to black. Crosiers (coiled young fiddleheads) emerge pink in spring.

It grows in a variety of habitats, but generally favors soils that are both humus-rich, moist, and well-drained. It grows both in soils and on rock faces and ledges when adequate moisture is present.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.