The “Glade” Fern, Athryium pycnocarpon, is quite rare in Pittsylvania County. It inhabits forested seepage slopes in the northern tip of the county. Its distinct features are outstanding, when it comes to identifying it. This photo was made in late May 1969.
Also see this illustration in larger format, and the article “Ferns of Pittsylvania County, Virginia.”
Copyright © 2008 William T. Hathaway.