Special Announcement

Fall Workshop
8 th Annual Fall Workshop and Plant Sale
To learn more about the program, click this link.

Welcome to the West GA Chapter
of the Georgia Native Plant Society.

The chapter was formed by a group of native plant enthusiasts, in September 2008, to serve the people in the western counties of the North Georgia piedmont.

  • We promote the use of native plants in home, commercial and community landscapes.

  • We rescue plants in danger of destruction by development, working with property owners and developers to relocate the native plants in an organized and safe manner.

  • We promote the restoration of native habitat and provide educational information about restoration to the public.

  • We discourage the use of non-native, invasive plant species.

You are invited to join us at our meetings, which are open to the public, and are held in the Carrollton Ag Center. Check out the Meetings & Activities page (link in the navigation bar, to the left) for meeting dates and to learn about other activities.

Please Note: Due to GPS issues, regarding the location of the Ag Center, please check the above link for accurate directions.


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Adiantum pedatum
    (ad-ee-AN-tum    ped-AH-tum)
Maidenhair Fern, taken on July 8, 2006.
Photo Credit: Mike Strickland

Adiantum pedatum can do well in the home landscape.

Do you have a shady moist area? Have you considered Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum)? Such an interesting fern. You may first notice the wiry black stem and then there's the almost frilly bright green palmately divided fronds that fan out on black stems in an almost circular but more horseshoe shape. Standing 1.5' to 2' tall with 8-20" fronds, this fern's fan-like shape is unique among native ferns. Spreading by rhizomes Maidenhair Fern will slowly colonize a shady moist area. If not receiving good moisture during hot summer months or planted in too much sun, Adiantum pedatum's fronds may turn brown and the plant may go dormant but will reappear as early as March with its pink to burgundy red crosiers (coiled young fiddleheads). Find it growing with no assistance on rich wooded slopes, ravine bottoms, and damp shady woods.

Common uses for this plant include: At full size, this fern could be used in a bouquet. Once established and in a shady, moist environment, Maidenhair Fern is considered an easy care, low maintenance plant. Let it be a wonderful accent in a shaded border or a woodland garden.

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To contact us:

West Ga Chapter of GNPS
PO Box 635
Carrollton, GA 30112


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