Ferns and Fern Allies of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Dryopteridaceae
Dryopteris marginalis (Marginal Wood-fern)
Leaf length12 - 36 inches
Leaf clusteringclustered
Leaf persistenceevergreen
Shape of spore-producing arearound/kidney shaped
Location of spore-producing areaunderside of leaf
Leaf typecompound
Divisions of leaf bladetwo
Habitatdry, rocky woods
DescriptionThis fern has leathery, evergreen leaves from individual clusters coming from a short rhizome. The leaves are twice compound and the margins of the pinnules are unlobed. The spores are produced in round sori near the margin of the leaf.
Habit photoKBS
Detail photo 1PW
Detail photo 2KBS