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Dryopteris clintoniana × goldiana

 

Wood Fern

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionPteridophytaFerns
ClassFilicopsida“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns
OrderPolypodialesPolypod ferns
FamilyDryopteridaceaeWood ferns (about 70% of the ferns)
GenusDryopterisFrom Greek dryas, “oak,” and pteris, “fern,” in reference to the presence of some species of wood ferns in woodland areas populated with oaks
SpeciesclintonianaHonors George William Clinton (1807-1885), founder and developer of the Clinton Herbarium in Buffalo, New York
×goldianaFor John Goldie (1793–1886), Scottish-born botanist and author

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Dryopteris clintoniana × goldiana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.

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Dryopteris clintoniana (Wood Fern)

9/6/2018

Dryopteris clintoniana (Wood Fern)

5/22/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)