Adiantum pedatum


Here are some cool facts that I found while researching about the Maidenhair Fern! Enjoy!

  • It is widely grown in Victorian gardens, ferns are enjoying a renaissance of popularity.

  • It is among the most beautiful of all ferns, "graceful" & "delicate" being the most recurring descriptors.

  • Maidenhair fern is the source of a pleasantly aromatic volatile oil long used as a rinse or shampoo that rendered black hair very shiny, hence the name Maidenhair

  • In Greek it means "not wetting", because when it rains the fronds shed the water, keeping them from getting wet.

  • There are 200 species of ferns under Adiantum

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