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Dryopteris campyloptera (Mountain woodfern)
Cressler, Alan

Dryopteris campyloptera

Dryopteris campyloptera Clarkson

Mountain Woodfern

Dryopteridaceae (Wood Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Dryopteris austriaca, Dryopteris spinulosa var. americana

USDA Symbol: DRCA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.


USA: AL , CT , DE , MA , MD , ME , MI , NC , NH , NJ , NY , PA , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NB , NL , NS , PE

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Dryopteris campyloptera in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dryopteris campyloptera in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dryopteris campyloptera


Record Modified: 2014-07-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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