Species Adiantum capillus
Pictures from Observations
Etymology of Adiantum:
Gk. a- = not, without; diantos = wettable, hence dry, incapable of being wetted. The fronds of ‘maiden hair’ shed water and are reputed to remain dry even in a rain-shower or when plunged into water.
Etymology of capillus:
From the Latin capillus = 'hair'; i.e. the plant is hairy
Adiantum capillus Sw.
Etymology applies to:
J. Bot. (Schrader) 2: 83 (1801)