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Sighting: Onoclea sensibilis at 42.379, -72.533

by Bio426student33 on October 13 2014

Location notes: Behind Stadium Parking Lot - UMass City: Amherst Zip: 01003 terrestrial (upland, non-aquatic habitat), Sensitive Fern

Comments: Leaf blade is compound (divided into leaflets) Lobed Leaves grow from a rhizome growing at or below the ground Spore-bearing fronds are dramatically different from the sterile fronds No sori, or are concealed in leaf segments or hardened, capsule-like structures derived from a modified leaflet No hairs on the leaf stalk Leaf blade length- ~13–34 cm Veins go all the way to the edge of the leaf blade