Dryopteris marginalis (Wood fern)


Type: Fern

Area: Woodland

Height: 1-3′

Bloom Months: N/A

Color: n/a

Sun: Shade to Part Shade

Moisture: Mesic

Soil: rocky soil with an acid pH

Photo credit:  Sallie Krebs

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SKU: 815 Category:


Description from Wildflower.org: The broad, dark, leathery, twice-pinnate, evergreen fronds of marginal wood fern are from 1-3 ft. high and as much as 10 in. wide. They arise in vase-like circles from the rootstock, which has a 1 to 4 inch-high crown and sends out shallow, non-colonizing roots radially. Fiddleheads arise in spring and are golden brown and furry.  A well-behaved, non-colonizing fern for the cool, eastern woodland landscape, this fern never becomes aggressive. In snowy winters, it can be glimpsed protruding through blankets of snow, its blue-green coloration in stately contrast to the surrounding white.



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