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PlantFiles: Netted Chain Fern
Woodwardia areolata

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Family: Blechnaceae
Genus: Woodwardia (wood-WARD-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: areolata (ar-ee-oh-LAY-tuh) (Info)

Synonym:Woodwardia floridana

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Category:
Ferns

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Aug 19, 2005, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a common fern of the wetlands, preferring swampy woods, acid bogs and limestone sinks. It is found throughout Florida, but seldom from Dade County south.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Auburn, Alabama
Tuskegee, Alabama
Morrilton, Arkansas
Bartow, Florida
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Cornelia, Georgia
Statesboro, Georgia
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Kinston, North Carolina
Greenville, South Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina



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