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Athyrium filix-femina

Family: dryopteridaceae
Common name(s): Lady Fern
Synonym(s): Athyrium felix-femina
Hardiness ratings: USDA zone 3~4 - 8~9

General resources

  • Wikipedia. Online encyclopedia entry (if defined).
  • Google images. Web search for photographs.
  • GRIN. Taxonomical details, with common names, distribution, and synonyms.
  • The Plant List. Taxonomical lookup

Links for Athyrium filix-femina

Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum

Common name(s): northern lady fern
Hardiness ratings: USDA zone 3~4 - 7~8


Athyrium filix-femina subsp. asplenioides

Common name(s): Southern Lady Fern
Hardiness ratings: USDA zone 5 - 9


  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Plant description and characteristics with notes on distribution, culture, and propagation. (5 photos)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden - Plantfinder page for one of the plants growing at the garden, with usually one or more photos, horticultural information, and noteworthy characteristics. (zone 5-9) (5 photos)
  • Plant Delights Nursery - Catalog page with photo, horticultural basics, and descriptive blurb. (1 photo)

Athyrium filix-femina var. cyclosorum


  • Paghat's Garden - Illustrated articles by a gardener in the Pacific Northwest, with background and personal observations. (4 photos)

Last updated:02 Jul 2017