- Common Name(s):
- Autumn fern, Shaggy shield fern
Clump forming; short creeping rhizome; easy to grow; prefers moist, humus rich soil in partial to full shade; tolerate full early morning or late afternoon sun. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
- 18-24 in.
- Young fronds are glossy, coppery pink; mature fronds are deep, glossy green; fronds are broad, triangular and bipinnate; segments have curved teeth; small scales on undersurface of midvein and pinna rachises; remains erect in winter; bright red indusia covering young sori
NCCES plant id: 197