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Cup fern
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Cup fern
Cup fern (Dennstaedtia)
Also known as : Hayscented Fern
Cup fern (Dennstaedtia) are a genus of ferns native to eastern North America. They are used in woodland areas, in cottage gardens, and in shade gardens. A deciduous ferm, it is known to smell like freshly mowed hay when the leaves are crushed by hand. The genus typically features narrow triangle-shaped yellow-green fronds that in the fall, turn yellow.
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Perennial
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Key Facts About Cup fern

Attributes of Cup fern

Leaf type
Deciduous

Scientific Classification of Cup fern

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Distribution of Cup fern

Distribution Map of Cup fern

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Exploring the Cup fern Plants

4 most common species:
Dennstaedtia punctilobula
Hay-scented fern
Hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula) is a deciduous fern native to eastern North America. Hay-scented fern gets its common name from the overwhelming scent of hay from its aromatic leaves. When this species grows, trees are more likely to grow and seed.
Dennstaedtia wilfordii
Wilford's hayscented fern
The rhizome is long and crawls sideways, with a diameter of about 4 mm and brown pubescence. The petiole is about 5 to 30 cm in length, and the upper part is green to straw-colored, and it is dark brown and glossy toward the base. However, it is often reddish brown throughout. The leaf blade is 10 to 30 cm long and 3 to 8 cm wide and has a generally elliptical lanceolate shape, with a cut from twice to three times pinnate compound leaves. It is bright green and grassy. The wings are broad-oval and have a short handle. The lobes are deeply cut and oblong in the shape of a lanceolate, with sharp or dull teeth at the edges. At first glance it looks hairless, but small hairs are sparse enough to be visible when viewed with a loupe. There are many variations in leaf shape and cutting conditions, and leaves without sporangia tend to be small and shallow. However, the shape of the envelope is not clearly cup-shaped like other species of this genus, but rather looks like a pocket on the leaf blade side.
Dennstaedtia hirsuta
Dennstaedtia hirsuta
Dennstaedtia hirsuta (Dennstaedtia hirsuta) are a genus of ferns native to eastern North America. They are used in woodland areas, in cottage gardens, and in shade gardens. A deciduous ferm, it is known to smell like freshly mowed hay when the leaves are crushed by hand. The genus typically features narrow triangle-shaped yellow-green fronds that in the fall, turn yellow.
Dennstaedtia zeylanica
Dennstaedtia zeylanica
Dennstaedtia zeylanica (Dennstaedtia zeylanica) are a genus of ferns native to eastern North America. They are used in woodland areas, in cottage gardens, and in shade gardens. A deciduous ferm, it is known to smell like freshly mowed hay when the leaves are crushed by hand. The genus typically features narrow triangle-shaped yellow-green fronds that in the fall, turn yellow.
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Cup fern
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Cup fern
Dennstaedtia
Also known as: Hayscented Fern
Cup fern (Dennstaedtia) are a genus of ferns native to eastern North America. They are used in woodland areas, in cottage gardens, and in shade gardens. A deciduous ferm, it is known to smell like freshly mowed hay when the leaves are crushed by hand. The genus typically features narrow triangle-shaped yellow-green fronds that in the fall, turn yellow.
Lifespan
Lifespan
Perennial
info

Key Facts About Cup fern

Attributes of Cup fern

Leaf type
Deciduous

Scientific Classification of Cup fern

distribution

Distribution of Cup fern

Distribution Map of Cup fern

distribution map
Native
Cultivated
Invasive
Potentially invasive
Exotic
No species reported
species

Exploring the Cup fern Plants

4 most common species:
Dennstaedtia punctilobula
Hay-scented fern
Hay-scented fern (Dennstaedtia punctilobula) is a deciduous fern native to eastern North America. Hay-scented fern gets its common name from the overwhelming scent of hay from its aromatic leaves. When this species grows, trees are more likely to grow and seed.
Dennstaedtia wilfordii
Wilford's hayscented fern
The rhizome is long and crawls sideways, with a diameter of about 4 mm and brown pubescence. The petiole is about 5 to 30 cm in length, and the upper part is green to straw-colored, and it is dark brown and glossy toward the base. However, it is often reddish brown throughout. The leaf blade is 10 to 30 cm long and 3 to 8 cm wide and has a generally elliptical lanceolate shape, with a cut from twice to three times pinnate compound leaves. It is bright green and grassy. The wings are broad-oval and have a short handle. The lobes are deeply cut and oblong in the shape of a lanceolate, with sharp or dull teeth at the edges. At first glance it looks hairless, but small hairs are sparse enough to be visible when viewed with a loupe. There are many variations in leaf shape and cutting conditions, and leaves without sporangia tend to be small and shallow. However, the shape of the envelope is not clearly cup-shaped like other species of this genus, but rather looks like a pocket on the leaf blade side.
Dennstaedtia hirsuta
Dennstaedtia hirsuta
Dennstaedtia hirsuta (Dennstaedtia hirsuta) are a genus of ferns native to eastern North America. They are used in woodland areas, in cottage gardens, and in shade gardens. A deciduous ferm, it is known to smell like freshly mowed hay when the leaves are crushed by hand. The genus typically features narrow triangle-shaped yellow-green fronds that in the fall, turn yellow.
Dennstaedtia zeylanica
Dennstaedtia zeylanica
Dennstaedtia zeylanica (Dennstaedtia zeylanica) are a genus of ferns native to eastern North America. They are used in woodland areas, in cottage gardens, and in shade gardens. A deciduous ferm, it is known to smell like freshly mowed hay when the leaves are crushed by hand. The genus typically features narrow triangle-shaped yellow-green fronds that in the fall, turn yellow.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
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Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
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Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
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Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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