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Athyrium filix-femina

Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth

 

Lady Fern

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionPteridophytaFerns
ClassFilicopsida“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns
OrderPolypodialesPolypod ferns
FamilyDryopteridaceaeWood ferns (about 70% of the ferns)
GenusAthyriumFrom Greek a, “without,” and thurium, “shield,” (or thura, “door”), from the shape of the sori
Speciesfilix-feminaFrom the Latin filix, “a fern,” and femina, “feminine,” this taxa is called lady fern from the sporangia which are enclosed or hidden in a manner which is deemed to be feminine

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Athyrium filix-femina description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern)

6/17/2012 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)

Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern)

Crested form. · 5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 14 × 9" (35 × 23 cm)

Athyrium filix-femina (Lady Fern)

Crested form. · 5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

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