VIRGINIA CHAIN FERN (Woodwardia virginica)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: VIRGINIA CHAIN FERN (Woodwardia virginica)

deciduous, perennial, upright fern for wet to Moist locations.

emerging frond depicted.

Larval Host: Chain Fern Borer Moth (Papaipema stenocelis) source: http://acris.nynhp.org/guide.php?id=8104&part=4

Learn: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/fern/woovir/all.html

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Woodwardia

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