Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Adiantum aethiopicum

Adiantum aethiopicum spp, known in English as common maidenhair fern is a tropical perennial fern native to Africa, New Zealand and Australia. The fronds have delicate fan-shaped leaflets on black, hair-like stems.

In Toronto, this maidenhair can be grown only indoors (I photographed this speciment at Allan Gardens); however, there is another beautiful maidenhair fern, Adiantum pedatum, which is a Canadian native growing across the country from Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia.

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