The maidenhair fern is a genus that includes about 250 different fern species. These ferns have distinctive, compound leaves that are usually a bright green color. Instead of flowering, this genus can instead reproduce through spores, which appear on the underside of the leaves as dark yellow or brown spots in the summertime.
Maidenhair ferns can also reproduce through rhizomes, which are underground structures that can grow roots outward or create new shoots that grow upwards into new plants. These ferns can be found in many locations and habitats throughout the world, but often prefer humid, wet environments.
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