sensitive fern

(Onoclea sensibilis)

Conservation Status
sensitive fern
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

FACW - Facultative wetland

     
  Midwest

FACW - Facultative wetland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

FACW - Facultative wetland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Height

 
 

18 to 40

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Wet. Woodlands.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Sporulation

 
 

May to October

 
     
 

Pests and Diseases

 
 

 

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 24, 28, 29, 30.

 
  7/18/2022      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

Common

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Polypodiophytina  
  Class Polypodiopsida (ferns)  
  Superorder Polypodiidae (leptosporangiate ferns)  
 

Order

Polypodiales  
  Suborder Aspleniineae (eupolypods II)  
 

Family

Onocleaceae (sensitive ferns and allies)  
 

Genus

Onoclea  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

 

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

 

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

bead fern

meadow brake

sensitive fern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Colony

 
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Plant

 
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Frond

 
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Location: Itasca County, north of Suomi Hills

   
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Location: Cass County

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