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Dryopteris carthusiana

Common Name(s):
Shield fern, Spinulose wood fern, Toothed wood fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Easy to grow; ascending crown; naturally occurs in swamps and wet woods; full or partial shade. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Height:
1.5-2.5 ft.
Zones:
2-7
Habit:
Deciduous
Fronds:
Erect, vase-shaped clump of glossy, dissected arching fronds; rhizome and stipe are light brown; blade is narrowly oval to triangular and bipinnate pinnatifid; has lower pairs of triangular pinnae; taper towards the tip; fronds turn yellow in fall; no glandular hair on blade
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 193

Dryopteris carthusiana Dryopteris carthusiana