Adiantum aleuticum

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Maidenhair Fern: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Adiantum aleuticum
Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum aleuticum): Perennial fern with fan-shaped delicate fronds common on wet cliffs and forested wet areas, especially on slopes and rocky areas. Expected throughout the region, except possibly the far northern parts (FNA map), this species has been collected (in Arctos as A. pedatum) widely throughout the region south of Juneau and Icy Strait, though most collections appear to be from islands.






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  • Muller: gen; wet areas, wet rockcliffs
  • Hall 2010: (as A. pedatum) Occasional to common on wet areas including wet rock cliffs, stream banks and the spray zone of waterfalls. Often on humus-covered talus slopes and moist limestone soils.








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