- Common Name(s):
- Evergreen woodfern, Leather wood fern, Marginal woodfern
- Ferns, Native Plants
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.
- 18-24 in.
- 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
NCCES plant id: 201