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Dryopteris affinis

Common Name(s):
Golden-scaled male fern
Cultivar(s):
Stableri, Cambrensis, Cristata
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Easy to cultivate; erect crown; with adequate moisture can tolerate a fair amount of sun. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Height:
2-5 ft.
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Semi evergreen
Fronds:
Lance-shaped blade; pinnate-pinnatified; leathery; small, dark spot at base of each pinna; pinnae are layered up the frond like stair steps; stipes and rachises are shaggy with golden brown scales
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 192

Dryopteris affinis Dryopteris affinis
John Sullivan, CC BY - 2.0
Dryopteris affinis Dryopteris affinis
Esther Westerveld, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Dryopteris affinis Dryopteris affinis
Esther Westerveld, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Dryopteris affinis Dryopteris affinis
Nicholas Turland, CC BY-NC-2.0
Dryopteris affinis Dryopteris affinis
Leonieke Aalders, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Dryopteris affinis Dryopteris affinis
John Sullivan, CC BY-NC-2.0