British Columbia Outdoor Wilderness Guide
Lady Fern is a large spreading fern (up to 2 metres)
that usually grows in clumps.
Lady Fern fronds can reach 4 ft. long and 10
fronds; tapered at both ends - largest in the
can exceed 30 pairs of leaflets
attached in pairs to the underside
Lady Fern grows at all elevations along the
British Columbia coast and wet interior regions
Lady Fern prefers wet or damp areas such as
swamps, stream banks, wet forests
Lady Fern appears in clearings such a meadows
Lady Fern were traditionally used as a covering
for food, much like todays wax paper
the fiddleheads are a spring delicacy and are
eaten raw or cooked.