Dryopteris carthusiana (Vill.) H.P.Fuchs

Narrow Buckler Fern

Rhizome creeping, thin. Fronds to about 50 cm long, semi-deciduous; scales pale. Blade divided 3 times. Segments with finely pointed teeth, pale green. Can grow in cool areas.

A potentially weedy species.

Recognition: Young fronds with dense covering of white to pale brown scales.

Europe, N America.

Created by: Val Stajsic

Updated by: Val Stajsic, May 2018

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Polypodiopsida
order     Polypodiales
family      Dryopteridaceae
genus       Dryopteris