Cystopteris fragilis


Common Name: fragile fern
Plant Type:Ferns
Light (original): shade
Light Requirements: Shade
Height:6 to 12 inches
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Woodland
Soil Type:moist to moderately dry
Soil Moisture:Mesic
Comments:Found in rock crevices and shady woods, often on limestone.
Picture Copyright: Thomas G. Barnes @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Barnes, T.G. & S.W. Francis. 2004. Wildflowers and ferns of Kentucky. University Press of Kentucky.