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Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth (common ladyfern), fern, close-up of pinnae

digital color photograph 
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Born digital
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Date created
2005 – 2012
Athyrium filix-femina (L.) Roth (common ladyfern), deciduous fern that features lacy-cut erect or ascending 2-3-pinnate or pinnatifid finely-divided lanceolate light green fronds which grow in a dense circular shuttlecock-like clump to 2-3' tall, fronds (leaves) have twenty to thirty pairs of elliptic non-opposite pinna (leaflets) with narrow pointed tips, pinnae are divided into deeply-cut lanceolate to oblong pinnules (subleaflets), sori and indusia are found on the undersides of the pinnules