Thelypteris spp.

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Maiden Fern

Thelypteridaceae

Also known as Thelypteris kunthii, Thelypteris palustris, Thelypteris dentata, Thelypteris interrupta, Thelypteris ovata, Thelyteris serrata, etc.

Plant Specifics

Size:1-2 (5) ft tall by Spreads ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Phenology:Evergreen
Habitats:Hydric and mesic hammocks, shallow swamps and swamp edges, floodplains.

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Groundcover recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restoration.
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Humus (organic, upland), Loam, Organic material (muck), Lime rock, Sand

Wildlife

Cover for many ground-dwelling species.