FERN: Dryopteris marginalis (Marginal Wood Fern)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

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Found in woodlands and on rocky slopes and ledges, evergreen Marginal Wood Fern provides year round interest. It is monomorphic so its fronds are virtually the same size and shape, whether or not their undersides bear sori, the spore-producing receptacles. Sori placement along the pinnule margins give rise to the species epithet and common name.

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