Marginal Woodfern (Dryopteris marginalis)

Marginal Woodfern (Dryopteris Marginalis)
Credit: homeredwardprice | originally posted to Flickr as Marginal-Wood-Fern | License: CC-BY-2.0

Dryopteris Marginalis, or more commonly know as Marginal Woodfern, 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 Marginalis or Marginal Woodfern's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Fern
  • Genus: Dryopteris
  • Family: Dryopteridaceae
  • Order: Polypodiales
  • Class: Filicopsida
  • Division: Pteridophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) CAN (N) GL (N)
  • State T/E Status: IA (T) MN (T) NY (EV)
  • State T/E Common Name: IA (marginal shield fern) MN (marginal shield-fern) NY (marginal wood fern)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU- FACU
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU-) 2(FACU) 3(FACU) 5(NI) 6(FACU)

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