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Athyrium felix-femina ‘Minutissimum’

 

Lady fern

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionPteridophytaFerns
ClassFilicopsida“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns
OrderPolypodialesPolypod ferns
FamilyDryopteridaceaeWood ferns (about 70% of the ferns)
GenusAthyriumFrom Greek a, “without,” and thurium, “shield,” (or thura, “door”), from the shape of the sori
Speciesfelix-femina
Cultivar‘Minutissimum’

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Athyrium felix-femina ‘Minutissimum’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Athyrium felix-femina (lady fern)

12/12/2020 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass­a­chu­setts

Athyrium felix-femina (lady fern)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)