A very useful native fern...although it will luxuriate in a rich moist soil, it will adapt, once established, to dry shady slopes, which is most appreciated in hot dry summers. its common name refers to the scent of fresh mown hay when brushed or crushed. Fall color is a nice golden yellow. Plants grow 18-24" tall and spreads, sometimes invasively. Use this fern when you need a low maintenance shade plant that will carpet an area.