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Dryopteris marginalis

Common Name(s):
Evergreen woodfern, Leather wood fern, Marginal woodfern
Categories:
Ferns, Native Plants
Comment:

Prefers moist, well-drained, humus, rich soil in partial to full shade; broad, erect crown densely covered with light brown scales; produces a large, single crown; does not spread; hardy. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Height:
18-24 in.
Zones:
4-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Fronds:
Bluish green to dull olive green arching fronds arise in a vase shape; rapidly tapers to a point; blade is lance-shaped, bipinnate to bipinnate-pinnatified; leathery; pinna are lance-shaped and rapidly taper to a point; pinnules are heavy veined and have a blunt tip; sori are located very near the margin of the pinnules; stipe is one fourth to one third the frond length; stipe is swollen at base and covered with golden brown scales
Tags:
deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 201

Dryopteris marginalis Dryopteris marginalis
Kerry Woods, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Dryopteris marginalis Dryopteris marginalis
Kerry Woods, CC BY-NC-ND - 4.0
Dryopteris marginalis Dryopteris marginalis
Kerry Woods, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Dryopteris marginalis Dryopteris marginalis plant form
desultrix, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Dryopteris marginalis Dryopteris marginalis fronds
Kristine Paulus, CC BY - 2.0