Plant Identification Database:
Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern)

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

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CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
BUDS
STEM
ECOLOGY
Common Name
Scientific Name
Genus
Family
Order
Class
LV: Arrangement
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Size
LV: Form
LV: Edge
LV: Apex
LV: Base
LV: Surface
LV: Venation
LV: Color
FL: Parts
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Position
FL: Size
FL: Season
FL: Petals
FL: Sepals
FL: Stamen
FL: Pistil
FL: Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Size
FR: Seed
FR: Color
FR: Season
BU: Scales
BU: Arrangement
BU: Color
BU: Shape
BU: Leaf Scars
ST: Type
ST: Size
ST: Growth
ST: Surface
ST: Color
ST: Pith
ST: Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta
Northern lady fern Athyrium filix-femina Athyrium Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta Forest
Bulblet fern Cystopteris bulbifera Cystopteris Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta
Fragile fern Cystopteris tenuis Cystopteris Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta
Silvery spleenwort Deparia pycnocarpon Deparia Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta
Boott's wood fern Dryopteris bootii Dryopteris Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta
Spinulose wood fern Dryopteris carthusiana Dryopteris Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta Forest
Crested wood fern Dryopteris cristata Dryopteris Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta Wetland
Goldie's fern Dryopteris goldiana Dryopteris Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta
Evergreen wood fern Dryopteris intermedia Dryopteris Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta Forest
Marginal wood fern Dryopteris marginalis Dryopteris Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta
Massachusetts fern Dryopteris simulata Dryopteris Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta
Marsh fern Dryopteris thelypteris Dryopteris Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta Wetland
Oak fern Gymnocarpium disjunctum Gymnocarpium Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta Forest; Riparian
Ostrich fern Matteuccia struthiopteris Matteuccia Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta Basal Petiole short (<1/2 leaf length) Oblong >12" Pinnate (2Cut) Entire fertile leaves (fern) Brown Basal Fruitdots (ferns) HopkinsForest
Sensitive fern Onoclea sensibilis Onoclea Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta Deltoid >12" Pinnate (1Cut) Entire
Christmas fern Polystichum acrostichoides Polystichum Dryopteridaceae (Wood fern) Polypodiales (True Ferns) Pteridophyta