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Dryopteris erythrosora

Common Name(s):
Autumn fern, Shaggy shield fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Clump forming; short creeping rhizome; easy to grow; prefers moist, humus rich soil in partial to full shade; tolerate full early morning or late afternoon sun. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Height:
18-24 in.
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Fronds:
Young fronds are glossy, coppery pink; mature fronds are deep, glossy green; fronds are broad, triangular and bipinnate; segments have curved teeth; small scales on undersurface of midvein and pinna rachises; remains erect in winter; bright red indusia covering young sori
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 197

Dryopteris erythrosora Dryopteris erythrosora
Hotesl HPRG, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Dryopteris erythrosora Dryopteris erythrosora
Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Dryopteris erythrosora Dryopteris erythrosora
James Gaither, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Dryopteris erythrosora Dryopteris erythrosora
harum koh, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Dryopteris erythrosora Dryopteris erythrosora
harum koh, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Dryopteris erythrosora Dryopteris erythrosora
harum koh, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Dryopteris erythrosora Dryopteris erythrosora
harum koh, CC-BY-SA-2.0