Fern, Hay scented (Denstaedtia Punctilobula)

Native
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The Hay Scented Fern’s scientific name is Denstaedtia Punctilobula.  This fern is very unique. It is a very common fern that grows in mass colonies. It literally looks like a beautiful green carpet.  The Hay Scented Fern can be invasive. It does not do very well in gardens with other flowers or ground covers.

Dennstaedtia punctilobula can exhibit varying degrees of phototropism. The common name”Hay-scented Fern” comes from the fact that crushing it produces an aroma of fresh hay.