Adiantum pedatum

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Adiantum pedatum
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Northern Maidenhair (Adiantum pedatum)
Conservation status

Secure (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales[1]
Family: Pteridaceae[1]
Subfamily: Vittarioideae[1]
Genus: Adiantum
Species: A. pedatum
Binomial name
Adiantum pedatum

Adiantum pedatum (northern maidenhair fern, five-fingered fern) is a species of fern in the family Pteridaceae, native to moist forests in eastern North America.

Adiantum aleuticum was once considered a subspecies. Both A. pedatum and A. aleuticum have fronds distinctively bifurcated and with pinnae on only one side.

It grows 30–75 cm (12–30 in) tall, and is deciduous.


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