Page author: David Giblin
Dryopteris filix-mas
male fern

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Great Plains, Great Lakes region, and northeastern North America; circumboreal.

Habitat: Moist shaded talus and rocky stream banks, lowland to middle elevations in the mountains.

Spores: April-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Dryopteris filix-mas (L.) Schott
Publication: Gen. Fil. plate 67. 1834.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Polypodium filix-mas L.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Dryopteris filix-mas in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Dryopteris filix-mas checklist entry

OregonFlora: Dryopteris filix-mas information

E-Flora BC: Dryopteris filix-mas atlas page

CalPhotos: Dryopteris filix-mas photos

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