Woodwardia areolata

netted chain fern



Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: fern
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-1.5 ft
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Use as a groundcover in moist areas.
Considerations: Dies back in the winter.
Propagation: Division.
Availability: Specialty providers
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acidic


Provides cover for small wildlife such as toads.
Native Habitats: Dome swamp, hydric hammock, seep slopes over limestone, hydric pine flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

This colony-forming fern is well-behaved in the landscape.