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Goldie's Fern

Dryopteris goldiana

Habitat: Shaded woods and moist areas along the banks of streams.

Features: Leaves taper suddenly at the tips; leaves tilt backward; noticeable veins; yellow tint to the leaves; bottom leaflets point toward the ground; grows in a circular pattern from the ground; large and coarse fern

Height: 2-4 ft. (60-120 cm.)

Axis: Green with lightly colored scales

Stalk: Tan colored

Roots: Dark/black

Lexington MA, November 2002