Deciduous perennial arising from a short, stout rhizome.
Numerous, in vase-like tufts, 30-180 cm long, 10-70 cm wide, broadly lanceolate, broadest in the middle and gradually narrowed both to the base and to the top, 2-pinnate with pinnae divided into numerous ultimate segments.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Athyrium alpestre var. cyclosorum (Rupr.) T. Moore
Athyrium angustum var. boreale Jennings
Athyrium angustum var. elatius (Link) Butters
Athyrium filix-femina var. californicum Butters
Athyrium filix-femina var. cyclosorum (Rupr.) Ledeb.
Athyrium filix-femina var. sitchense (Rupr.) Ledeb.
An elegant pale green native fern eventually reaching four feet in height. Deciduous. Easy to grow in shady locations in average to moist soils.
Note Author: Gary Lewis, Phoenix Perennials