chain fern

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Woodwardia virginica is in the family Blechnaceae. Commonly known as the Virginia chain fern, it is found throughout eastern North America from Florida to Nova Scotia. Virginia chain fern grows in swampy and boggy habitats where it can form dense populations due to its spreading rhizomes. This species is also cultivated as an ornamental fern for use in the landscape, thriving best in areas with constant moisture and partial shade.

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