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Dryopteris goldiana

Dryopteris goldiana (Hook. ex Goldie) A. Gray

 

Goldie’s Wood Fern

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
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)
GenusDryopterisWood ferns, male ferns, and buckler ferns
Speciesgoldiana

About plant names...

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.

Online References:

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

References:

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.

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Dryopteris goldiana (Goldie’s Wood Fern)

6/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)

Dryopteris goldiana (Goldie’s Wood Fern)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)

Dryopteris goldiana (Goldie’s Wood Fern)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 36 × 31" (91 × 78 cm)

Dryopteris goldiana (Goldie’s Wood Fern)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 24 × 16" (62 × 41 cm)

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