Rhizome thin, creeping, with few branches. Sterile and fertile fronds different. Fronds to 60 cm long, the fertile ones longer, more erect and narrower, divided 1-2 times, often broad-based. Can grow in cool areas.
Recognition: Sterile and fertile fronds different; fronds more or less linear or oblong in outline.
N America and C Europe to Siberia.
Created by: Val Stajsic
Updated by: Val Stajsic, May 2018