<i>Hanging Maidenhair</i>

Hanging Maidenhair

Maidenhair ferns are used in the creation of herbal medicines. Parts of the Maidenhair fern are used for helping to cure colds, asthma, sore throats, kidney stones and liver problems. The leaves of the Maidenhair fern are also used to make an herbal tea. I found this fern growing near the natural outlet of Montezuma Well in central Arizona. It prefers to grow (or hang from) stream-side rocks rich in minerals, such as limestone containing carbonate. October 30, 2008
on Oct 31, 2008 9:25 pm
Image Type(s): Hiking,  Flora,  Informational,  Scenery,  Water
Image ID: 459282


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Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Nov 1, 2008 1:44 pm - Voted 10/10

In Denmark

these are called Venus hair ferns!


lcarreau - Nov 1, 2008 8:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: In Denmark

That's great! I'm assuming that the Goddess
'Venus' must have had the most beautiful hair
in the universe?? [She had to (to) have a fern
named after her!]

But then, what do I know about Venus???


tleaf - Nov 1, 2008 7:23 pm - Voted 10/10


These ferns look like chin hair! Okay, maybe not. Great shot!


lcarreau - Nov 1, 2008 8:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful!

Chin hair? Geez Trina, I'm assuming that you
always keep "binocular man" in stitches with
your remarkable style of humor.

You have some truly awesome photos of the PNW!
Are you going to take a break now, or are you going to head up to Chinook or Snoqualmie
Pass and partake in some "winter mountaineering" activities???

Whatever - I always wish you the best of luck!

Larry of AZ


yatsek - Nov 30, 2008 5:56 am - Voted 10/10

I'm Jealous

This beautiful photo makes me feel jealous. I bet the limestone's centuries - not just a half - old, and it still attracts maidenhair.


lcarreau - Nov 30, 2008 9:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: I'm Jealous

Yes, maidenhair is a very attractive species
of fern. I can't understand why it's attracted to a very old piece of limestone,
but there's a reason for everything. :))

Thank you my friend! -Larry

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Nov 30, 2008 6:35 am - Hasn't voted

It grows also in Istria

We found it in dark, wet creek ravines. In Slovenian it's also called Venerini lasci (Venus hair ferns).


lcarreau - Nov 30, 2008 9:49 am - Hasn't voted

Re: It grows also in Istria

That's where I found this species - it was
growing inside a dark, wet creek ravine
beneath a Sycamore or Plains tree.

Hey Vid, could you please attach a few of
your images to my Calcium Carbonate Corner album?? - Hvala from Larry


toc - Nov 30, 2008 7:50 am - Voted 10/10


Over here it is called Gospin vlasak

Very good tea for kidney/bladder related problems,
probably second best to bearberry tea.


lcarreau - Nov 30, 2008 9:44 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Yes

Thanks, guys! I'm sure it has many names!
If I was a "globetrotter," I'd be able to
fly across the "Big Pond" more often.
Then, I could compare this species with its
European counterpart.

I think I'll gather some up for tea!!!
Unfortunately, I ate too much food (once again) for the traditional feast. Hvala, my friend!!!


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