Lady Fern

Athyrium filix-femina
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: lə́q’ləq’ʔey’
  • Description: Perennial, deciduous , upright fern. Grows up to 2m tall. Large feathery fronds taper at both ends to create a diamond-like shape.
  • Habitat: Moist to wet forests, meadows and streambanks.
  • Harvest: Pick fiddleheads in early spring when young (<4″ tall). Pick only a few fiddleheads per plant so it may continue to grow.
  • Edibility: Fiddleheads can be scrubbed of the brown-papery scales and must be cooked thoroughly before eating.
  • Fun Fact: Easy to grow and maintain. Quite sun tolerant compared to other ferns.

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