Athyrium asplenioides

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Athyrium asplenioides
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pteridophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida/Pteridopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Athyriaceae
Genus: Athyrium
Species: A. asplenioides
Binomial name
Athyrium asplenioides
(L.) Roth

Athyrium asplenioides, or southern lady fern, is a species of the family Woodsiaceae. It is a deciduous fern and reaches a height between 1 and 3 feet[1]

Its specific epithet asplenioides means "Asplenium-like". Many botanists instead considered it a variety of the common lady-fern, making it Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth, var. asplenioides (Michx.) Farwell.[2]


  1. ^ "North Carolina State University - Athyrium asplenioides". Archived from the original on 5 June 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Lloyd H. Snyder, Jr.; James G. Bruce (1 October 1986). Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia. University of Georgia Press. p. 134. ISBN 978-0-8203-2385-5. Retrieved 26 September 2013. 

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