My Colby-Sawyer Experience

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Sara Di Pesa, English major

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Sensitive Fern Onoclea sensibilis
Wood fern Dryopteridaceae family

Leaf: 2' tall; leathery, light grass-green, scattered white hairs on undersurfaces. Cut into 12 nearly opposite pairs of leaflets.

Stalk:Usually longer than the leaf; yellow, with brown and thickened base; few scales; shallow furrow on face.


Form/habitat: Sturdy, coarse, "unfernlike fern", with broad almost triangular leaves, which tilt upward and backward. Most readily recongized by prominent network-forming veins. Common in damp and wet places; in full sun or shade, along banks, woodsides,walls, or edges of woods.

NWI status:FACW

Text by Morgan Jenkins for CES301.

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