Woodwardia areolata

netted chain fern

Blechnaceae


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Plant Specifics

Form: fern
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-1.5 ft
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Use as a groundcover in moist areas.
Considerations: Dies back in the winter.
Propagation: Division.
Availability: Specialty providers
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Provides cover for small wildlife such as toads.
Native Habitats: Dome swamp, hydric hammock, seep slopes over limestone, hydric pine flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   8A,8B,9A,9B,10A,10B

Other

Other Comments: This colony-forming fern is well-behaved in the landscape.