Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Hay Scented Fern)

Type: Native Fern

Height: 1-2'; 2-3' spread

Sun: Partial to Full Shade


Water: Moist loams and soils


Crushed leaves release a hay-like scent, giving this fern its name. Fronds turn yellow in the fall. Tolerates dry or poor soils well once established.

  • Photo Credit

    Photo by David J. Stang [CC BY-SA (]

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