Log Fern (Dryopteris celsa)


Dryopteris Celsa, or more commonly know as Log Fern, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Dryopteris. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Dryopteris Celsa or Log Fern's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

  • Category: Fern
  • Genus: Dryopteris
  • Family: Dryopteridaceae
  • Order: Polypodiales
  • Class: Filicopsida
  • Division: Pteridophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: IL (E) IN (X) MD (T) MI (T) NY (E) OH (E) PA (E)
  • State T/E Common Name: IL (log fern) IN (log fern) MD (log fern) MI (log fern) NY (log fern) OH (log fern) PA (log fern)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FAC+ OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(FAC+) 3(OBL)

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