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|Species: Onoclea sensibilis|
Sensitive ferns are between 24-36" long. Their fronds are pale green and once compound. There are approximately 12 pairs of leaflets with wavy edges and a leatherly texture.
Habitat & Range
This fern prefers moist forested areas and is found in Eastern and Central North America, Europe, and parts of Eastern Asia.
They are named due to their quick die off after the first frost.
The sori, or spore producing recepticles, are located on a seperate frond and appear like a brown bead and are clustered. This fertile frond will persist through the winter.
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