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August 08, 2022

Science > Maidenhair


Common Name


Scientific Name

Adiantum capillus-veneris


Maidenhair (Adiantum capillus-veneris) has very delicate and tall fronds and fine and claw-shaped leaves. Its name which means “Venus hair” is derived from two Latin words “capillus” meaning “hair” and “veneris” meaning “Venus (Roman goddess)”. This plant is native to North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, China and Japan.

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