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Dryopteris filix-mas (L.) Schott
USDA Symbol: DRFI2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The 1-3 ft. fronds are clustered on a short, horizontal or ascending rhizome. They are nearly twice pinnate; the middle pinnae being the longest. Each of the divisions are toothed. Rich green in color.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.
AZ , CA , CO , HI , ID , IL , ME , MI , MT , NH , NM , NV , NY , OK , OR , RI , SD , TX , UT , VT , WA , WI , WY Canada: NB
, ON Native Distribution:
Circumboreal, s. in America to VT, MI & irregularly through the Rockies & w. mts. (including one disjunct station in s. CA) Native Habitat:
Damp, cold ravines; rocky woods USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist, rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Divide or propagate by spores.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Delaware Nature Society
- Hockessin, DE
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff