Adiantum pedatum


Maidenhair fern was botanically named in 1753!

DOMAIN- Eukarya

  • This organism contains a true nucleus and membrane bound organelles.


  • It also is a multi cellular organism that has cell walls made of cellulose. It is autotrophic, using photosynthesis as a means for food.

SUBKINGDOM: Tracheobionta

  • The Maidenhair fern is a vascular plant.

DIVISION: Pteridophyta

  • This plant is considered to be a fern because of its compound leaves (fronds).

CLASS: Pteridopsida

  • "modern" fern

ORDER:  Polypodiales

  • Ferns that have their sori in linear strips under the edge of the leaf tissue.

FAMILY: Pteridaceae

  • Maidenhair Fern family.

GENUS: Adiantum

  •  Maidenhair Fern family. Name means "non wetting", referring to the ability to shed water without becoming wet.

SPECIES:  Adiantum pedatum L. – northern maidenhair  P


CLICK HERE --------> to view 2 different phylogenetic trees for the Maidenhair Fern!

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