Lady Fern (Athyrium filix-femina ssp. cyclosorum) is a large feathery fern at Leaning Oaks, second in size only to the Western Sword Fern. Unlike that species, which is evergreen, Lady Fern fronds go dormant in the fall and disappear for the winter months. It is a very attractive plant, and widely used in gardens. It grows best in shady sites that are slightly moist and shaded.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.