Onocleaceae of Maine
(Kingdom Plantae, Monilophytes)

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine  04221

(updated 30 January 2020)

Onocleaceae - sensitive fern family
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Maine is home to 2 species in 2 genera (hybrids excluded). If you already know which species you have or are interested in learning about, click on the appropriate species link below. Otherwise, to determine which genus that the plant in question falls into, refer to the table immediately below the species list.
   Matteuccia (1 species)
      Matteuccia struthiopteris ssp. pensylvanica - fiddlehead fern
   Onoclea (1 species)
      Onoclea sensibilis - sensitive fern

sterile leaf blade division sterile leaf blade shape venation char. 5 char. 6
Matteuccia once divided widest above the middle free (forking and not rejoining) in linear leaflets
Onoclea deeply lobed widest near the base reticulate in spherical leafules

Matteuccia (fiddlehead fern)
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Matteuccia struthiopteris ssp. pensylvanica (fiddlehead fern) - [information to be added]

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Onoclea (sensitive fern)
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Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern) - [information to be added]

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   1. Taxonomy and nomenclature follow Flora Novae Angliae by Arthur Haines (2011, Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-17154-9).