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Dryopteris cristataDryopteris cristata

crested woodfern, crested shield fern, narrow swamp fern

Photograph(s) by*: UWI RWF

Characteristics

Height: 1.5-2.5'
Flowers:
Fruit: Jun.-Sept.; ;
Fall color: evergreen

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 3.5-6.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy

Habitat

shallow emergent marsh, shrub swamp, hardwood swamp; wooded swamps or open shrubby wetlands

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

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Notes

small rosette fronds

Groundcover Evergreen



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/6034.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004