Woodwardia areolata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Netted Chain Fern


Plant Specifics

Size:1-1.5 ft, spreads broadly by rhisomes.
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Phenology:Winter dormant. Spreads by rhizomes.
Habitats:Dome swamp, hydric hammock, seep slopes over limestone, hydric pine flatwoods.


Recommended Uses:Use as a groundcover in moist areas.
Light: Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
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:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand


Provides cover for small wildlife such as toads.