- Common Name(s):
- Giant wood fern, Goldie's fern, Goldie's wood fern
Short creeping rhizome with an elevated crown; easy to grow; prefers moist, humus rich soil in partial to full shade; established plants are difficult to move. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
- 3-4 ft.
- Arching, golden-green fronds that tilt backward; large oblong triangular, pinnate-pinnatifid blade; quickly tapers at the tip and slightly narrowing at base; 7-8 flattened pinnae are pale green along the margins; segments have firm texture; sori lie near the midvien; fronds turn pale yellow in fall; long, thick stipe, very scaly at base
NCCES plant id: 199