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Dryopteris expansa ‘Recurva’

 

Spreading 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
SpeciesexpansaSpreading wood fern (expansa means “expanded”)
Cultivar‘Recurva’Means “curved”

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Dryopteris expansa ‘Recurva’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Dryopteris expansa (Spreading Wood Fern)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)