Dryopteris goldiana Goldie’s wood fern Aspleniaceae DRGO; R;

  

Dryopteris goldiana,USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. (Accessed 3/2014).

Dryopteris goldiana,USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York. (Accessed 3/2014).

Dryopteris goldiana| is a fern from the end of an ascending rhizome.

Leaves semi-evergreen, to 1.2 m long, in a rosette, stalk to 40 cm, base densely scaly, scales to 2 cm long, central part dark brown with paler margin; blade to 30 cm wide, egg-shaped in outline, leathery, bronze-green, once pinnate, leaflets (pinnae) 12-16 per side, to 4.5 cm wide, these pinnately lobed almost to midrib, tip abruptly pointed, base only slightly narrowed, lowest lobes shorter than those above; lobes to 3 x 0.9 cm, toothed, teeth bristle-tipped.

Spore cases small, close to midrib, kidney-shaped.

Wetland status: FAC+.

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.

Origin: Native to NYC.

Habitat: Moist to wet woods, in rich circumneutral soil.