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Dryopteris goldiana

Common Name(s):
Giant wood fern, Goldie's fern, Goldie's wood fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Short creeping rhizome with an elevated crown; easy to grow; prefers moist, humus rich soil in partial to full shade; established plants are difficult to move. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Height:
3-4 ft.
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Fronds:
Arching, golden-green fronds that tilt backward; large oblong triangular, pinnate-pinnatifid blade; quickly tapers at the tip and slightly narrowing at base; 7-8 flattened pinnae are pale green along the margins; segments have firm texture; sori lie near the midvien; fronds turn pale yellow in fall; long, thick stipe, very scaly at base
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 199

Dryopteris goldiana Dryopteris goldiana
Homer Edward Price, CC BY - 2.0