Ontario Ferns website

Welcome to the Ontario Ferns website
Your "online field guide" to Ontario's ferns


This website is all about ferns that grow in Ontario (Canada). If you're not from Ontario, don't go away! Most of the ferns featured on this website grow elsewhere in eastern North America, and many grow elsewhere in the world.



Where to go from here

The main body of this site consists of descriptions and photographs of Ontario's  ferns.

Look up ferns by Common name, Latin name, French name, Family, Fern Groups, or by how many times the leaves are divided.

Recommended books about ferns are on the Booklist.


What's New
(47 species now on this site,  24 species still to come)

  • Nov 18/14: Species names are being updated to conform to VASCAN.

Bracken Fern
Bracken in a forest clearing