Western maidenhair fern

Adiantum aleuticum

''Adiantum aleuticum'', the western maidenhair fern or Aleutian maidenhair, is a species of fern in the genus ''Adiantum''.
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Appearance

The fronds grow to 15–110 cm high, and are fan-shaped, light to medium green with dark brown to black stems. It is deciduous.

Distribution

''Adiantum aleuticum'' is native mainly to western North America from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, south to Chihuahua, and also locally in northeastern North America from Newfoundland south to Vermont.

It prefers fertile, moist soil in rock crevices near streams, from sea level in the north of its range, up to 3,200 m altitude in the south of its range. It tolerates serpentinite rock well, and is confined to this mineral-rich rock in some areas.

Habitat

''Adiantum aleuticum'' is native mainly to western North America from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, south to Chihuahua, and also locally in northeastern North America from Newfoundland south to Vermont.

It prefers fertile, moist soil in rock crevices near streams, from sea level in the north of its range, up to 3,200 m altitude in the south of its range. It tolerates serpentinite rock well, and is confined to this mineral-rich rock in some areas.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionPolypodiophyta
ClassPolypodiopsida
OrderPolypodiales
FamilyPteridaceae
GenusAdiantum
SpeciesA. aleuticum