Adiantum capillus-veneris

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 Adiantum capillus-veneris subsp. var.  Common, Southern, True, or Venus maidenhair, Venus's hair
Adiantum capillus-veneris
Habit: fern
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 12 in to 24 in
Width: 12 in to 24 in
Lifespan: perennial
Origin: N America
Exposure: part-sun, shade
Water: wet, moist
Features: foliage
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USDA Zones: 8 to 11
Sunset Zones: 5-9, 14-28, 31-32, 34, 36-37
Flower features:
Adiantaceae > Adiantum capillus-veneris var. ,

Adiantum capillus-veneris, the black maidenhair fern, is a species of fern in the genus Adiantum with a subcosmopolitan worldwide distribution [1] In the United States, it grows as far north as southern Missouri and southernmost Kentucky, where it will generally be found growing on sheltered, south-facing limestone.

It grows to 20-70 cm tall, with very delicate, light green fronds much subdivided into pinnae 5-10 mm long and broad; the frond rachis is black and wiry. The climate is from warm-temperate to tropical, where the moisture content is high but not saturating [2] It is commonly grown as a houseplant.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Adiantum capillus-veneris, Linn. (A. Fergusonii, A. Mairisii, Moore). Lvs. 2-3- pinnate, 6-20 in. long, 3-8 in. wide; lfts. nearly 1/2in. wide, more or less irregularly lobed, at the outer margin; sori 1-3 to each 1ft. with oblong or more or less elongate narrow indusia. Native southward, and widely distributed throughout the Old World.— Exists in many varieties, some of them deeply lobed, like A. Farleyense; a compact imbricated form is very effective.CH

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