Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Learn more about Dryopteris from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales
Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Dryopteris goldiana ssp. celsa
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Pinnae long, tapering, deeply lobed. Lower pinnae narrowed at base, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.
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Sori round, medial to near midveins. Indusia peltate, kidney-shaped, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.
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Blade oblong, slightly narrowed at base and gradually tapering at tip, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.
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Log fern is a polyploid between D. goldiana and D. ludoviciana, per No seeds, no fruits, no flowers: No problem. Adventures in Fern Biology.