- Common Name(s):
- Shield fern, Spinulose wood fern, Toothed wood fern
Easy to grow; ascending crown; naturally occurs in swamps and wet woods; full or partial shade. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
- 1.5-2.5 ft.
- 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
NCCES plant id: 193