Christella normalis (Southern Wood Fern)
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Synonym: Thelypteris kunthii.
Southern Wood Fern is an attractive native fern with gracefully arching fronds. It thrives in part to full shade in most soils. It tolerates poor drainage as long as the soil is not compacted.
Wood Fern adds texture to a woodland garden. It spreads by rhizomes that can be controlled if spread is not desirable. It works well in a cottage garden, mixed borders, woodland gardens and naturalized areas.
AT A GLANCE
|Sun exposure||Part shade to shade|
|Mature height||1-3 ft|
|Mature spread||1-3 ft
|Present in state|
|Present in county and native|
|Native to North America, but adventive & escaped in state|
|Not present in state|
|Present and rare, native in county|
|Previously present, now extinct|
|Questionable presence (cross-hatched, regardless of color)|