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Dryopteris cristata

Common Name(s):
Crested wood fern, Narrow swamp fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Easy to grow; short, creeping rhizome; often found in marshes, bogs, and swamps but will grow in moist, rich soil; sun or shade

Height:
1-3 ft.
Zones:
3-7
Habit:
Evergreen
Fronds:
Blade is upright, narrowly oblong; pinnate-pinnatified; pinnae are narrowly triangular and broadest near the rachis; basal pinnae are about 1 in. long; stiffly erect fertile fronds with pinnae turned at right angles to the frond; shorter sterile fronds are arching and evergreen; not crested; long stipe with numerous, dull brown scales
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 195

Dryopteris cristata Dryopteris cristata