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Onoclea sensibilis, commonly known as sensitive fern, is a deciduous fern with bright green, finely-divided fronds that emerge in spring and turn yellow in fall, adding lush texture to shady gardens or moist woodland areas.

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Onoclea sensibilis

Common Name: Sensitive fern

Type: Fern

Family: Onocleaceae

Native Range: North America

Zone: 3 to 8

Height: 1 to 3 feet

Spread: 1 to 3 feet

Bloom Time: Non-flowering

Bloom Description: Non-flowering

Sun: Full shade to part shade

Water: Medium to wet

Maintenance: Low

Suggested Use: Border, woodland garden

Attracts: Butterflies

Tolerate: Deer

Onoclea Sensibilis

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Sensitive Fern is primarily valued in the garden for its ornamental upright and spreading habit of growth. Its serrated ferny bipinnately compound leaves remain light green in color throughout the season.

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