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Dryopteris goldiana (Goldie's woodfern)
Brundage, Stephanie

Dryopteris goldieana

Dryopteris goldieana (Hook. ex Goldie) A. Gray

Goldie's Woodfern

Dryopteridaceae (Wood Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Dryopteris goldiana

USDA Symbol: DRGO3

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

On of the most interesting characteristics is the colouring of the pinnae which can have golden-yellow at the midrib, gradually blending to dark green on the margin. (Ferns of Grey and Bruce Counties)


From the Image Gallery

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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 , DC , DE , GA , IA , IL , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , ON
Native Habitat: Forest

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Soil Description: Organic, Humus Enriched

From the National Organizations Directory

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

Delaware Nature Society - Hockessin, DE
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2021-03-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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