Are these native ferns?

Asked June 8, 2019, 1:46 PM EDT

Found these ferns around and under my back deck here in Ellicott City. Can you identify them for us? We are starting to plant native plants and were wondering if these are ones.

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

This is the sensitive fern, a native.

An excellent resource for Maryland native plant information is the online publication, "Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping: Chesapeake Bay Watershed." It has color photos, easy to reference culture charts and we highly recommend it.