Dryopteris dilatata (Hoffm.) Gray

Rhizome extremely thick, erect or rising at the tip. Fronds to over 1 m long. Blade divided 3 times, triangular to ovate in outline, the lowermost segment of each branch large. Segments with the edges turned downwards. Can grow in cool areas.

Recognition: Blades divided 3 times; edges of segments turned downwards.


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