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Maidenhair fern

Adiantum capillus-veneris


Small, toothed, heart-shaped leaves. Leaves grow in bunches. It has many intriguing names including venus hair fern.


Seen growing on the outer walls of the Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) in a tropical rainforest. Volcanic soil. Moderate shade. Altitude 4065 ft. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.

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Maidenhair Fern
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1 Comment

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Thank you, Cindy!

mauna Kunzah
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mauna Kunzah

Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 6, 2013
Submitted on Sep 9, 2013

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