Plant Guardians

Adiantum aleuticum ‘Laciniatum’


Commonly known as the Western Maidenhair fern, this deciduous or evergreen perennial is typically found around Western States of North America. It tends to thrive in humid ravines, and will occasionally stray to shady road banks and vertical cliffs. It is grown outdoors in moderately fertile soil, most often in flower borders and beds, and typically reaches around eighteen to thirty inches tall, equally as wide, with black stalks and pinnately divided fronds.

Threat Status: Threatened In Cultivation As assessed by the Plant Heritage Threatened Plants Programme. For more details see

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