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Dryopteris clintoniana

Dryopteris clintoniana (D.C. Eaton) Dowell

Clinton's Woodfern

Dryopteridaceae (Wood Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Dryopteris cristata var. clintoniana, Dryopteris ×poyseri

USDA Symbol: DRCL

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

Clintons wood fern hybridizes freely with a number of other ferns, including Goldies fern and intermediate wood fern. (Ferns of Grey and Bruce Counties)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Flower:
Fruit:

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: CT , DC , DE , IL , IN , MA , ME , MI , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , VT , WI
Canada: NB , ON , QC
Native Habitat: Woodland

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Organic, Humus Enriched

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FACW
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 clintoniana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Dryopteris clintoniana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dryopteris clintoniana

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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