- Common Name(s):
- Crested wood fern, Narrow swamp fern
Easy to grow; short, creeping rhizome; often found in marshes, bogs, and swamps but will grow in moist, rich soil; sun or shade. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
- 1-3 ft.
- 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
NCCES plant id: 195