Taxon  Report   101    
Adiantum capillus-veneris  L.
Common maidenhair fern,  Southern maiden hair, Venus hair
Adiantum capillus-veneris, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Genus: Adiantum
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: canyons

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Adiantum capillus-veneris var. modestum
PLANTS: Adiantum capillus-veneris var. protrusum
PLANTS: Adiantum modestum
More information about  Adiantum capillus-veneris
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Mar 28, 2020).