- Common Name(s):
- Evergreen wood fern, Fancy fern, Intermediate shield fern
Easy to grow; prefers moist, shady sites but will tolerate dryish sites; crown forming; does not spread. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
- 1.5-3 ft.
- Deeply dissected blades arranged in circular cluster; blade is oval to narrowly triangular, bippinnate pinnatified to tripinnate and thin textured; minute glands on blade; first lower pinnule on basal pinna is shorter than the second; stipe has light brown scales and is one fourth to one third the frond length
NCCES plant id: 200