Tall (up to 6’), this deciduous fern appears all across the globe. In spring, emerging shoots rise quickly to gain as much sunlight as possible. Come autumn, the tri-parted fronds turn a light brown tone. Once you start trying to dig out a plant or stand of it, you’ll discover a black root system that breaks apart and is ready to resprout from smaller portions. Useful as a loose blanket for protecting smaller natives from excessive winter rains.