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