Dryopteris goldiana (Hook. ex Goldie) A. Gray
Goldie’s Wood Fern
Goldie’s wood fern is native to North America.
Identification: This fern has large, arching, bright green fronds, 14-47" (35-119 cm) long, 6-16" (15-40 cm) wide. Each blade is roughly oval in shape, tapering quickly to a sharp, often pale green tip. Stems have long, pointed, dark brown to black scales, a distinguishing feature. The sori (dot-like reproductive structures on the leaf undersides) are spaced evenly and near the midvein.
Dryopteris goldiana at Illinois Wildflowers
Dryopteris goldiana on the Connecticut Botanical Society's Connecticut wildflowers site
Dryopteris goldiana on the Hardy Fern Library
Dryopteris goldiana at Maine.gov’s Department of Conservation Maine Natural Areas Program
Dryopteris goldiana on the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program
Dryopteris goldiana at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Cofrin Center for Biodiversity
Dryopteris goldiana at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Dryopteris goldiana at the University of Wisconsin's Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium
Dryopteris goldiana at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
Cobb, Boughton, Farnsworth, Elizabeth & Lowe, Cheryl, Peterson Field Guides: A Field Guide to Ferns and Their Related Families of Northwestern and Central North America, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005, p. 142
Dryopteris goldiana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.