Photo of a bracken fern leaf against a background of forest-floor leaf litter

    Bracken

    Pteridium aquilinum
    Photo of a broad beech fern

    Broad Beech Fern

    Phegopteris hexagonoptera
    Photo of Christmas fern leaves lying against fallen oak leaves

    Christmas Fern

    Polystichum acrostichoides
    Photo of a cut-leaf grape fern showing whole plant

    Cut-Leaf Grape Fern

    Botrychium dissectum (syn. Sceptridium dissectum)
    Photo of an ebony spleenwort plant growing among moss and fallen leaves

    Ebony Spleenwort

    Asplenium platyneuron
    Photo of hairy lip fern

    Hairy Lip Fern

    Myriopteris lanosa (syn. Cheilanthes lanosa)
    Photo of lowland brittle fern fronds and fiddleheads growing in woods

    Lowland Brittle Fern (Southern Fragile Fern)

    Cystopteris protrusa (formerly C. fragilis var. protrusa)
    Photo of a northern maidenhair fern

    Maidenhair Ferns

    Adiantum spp. (2 in Missouri)
    Photo of marginal shield fern with snow on the ground near it

    Marginal Shield Fern

    Dryopteris marginalis
    Photo of purple cliff brake growing from a rock crevice, with a hand propping up one of the fronds

    Purple Cliff Brake

    Pellaea atropurpurea
    Photo of a rattlesnake fern growing above leaf litter in a woodland

    Rattlesnake Fern

    Botrypus virginianus (syn. Botrychium virginianum)
    Photo of a sensitive fern, vegetative leaf

    Sensitive Fern

    Onoclea sensibilis
    Photo of walking fern plants growing on a moss-covered boulder

    Walking Fern

    Asplenium rhizophyllum (syn. Camptosorus rhyzophyllus)