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Dryopteris intermedia

Common Name(s):
Evergreen wood fern, Fancy fern, Intermediate shield fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Easy to grow; prefers moist, shady sites but will tolerate dryish sites; crown forming; does not spread. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Height:
1.5-3 ft.
Zones:
3-8
Habit:
Evergreen
Fronds:
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
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 200

Dryopteris intermedia Dryopteris intermedia
Homer Edward Price, CC BY - 2.0
Dryopteris intermedia Dryopteris intermedia
Homer Edward Price, CC BY - 2.0
Dryopteris intermedia Dryopteris intermedia
Homer Edward Price, CC BY - 2.0
Dryopteris intermedia Dryopteris intermedia
Ken- chi Ueda, CC BY-NC-2.0