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Genus: Onoclea — sensitive fern

This fern genus is represented by only one species in New England. Its fertile and sterile leaves are quite different; sterile leaves are deeply lobed, while fertile leaves are hardened, brown when mature, and have sori in modified spherical leaf lobes. Reference: Johnson (1993).


Onocleaceae (sensitive fern family)

This genus’s species in New England

Visit this genus in the Dichotomous Key