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Dryopteris campyloptera Clarkson

Dryopteris austriaca (Jacq.) Woynar ex Schinz & Thell.

Dryopteris spinulosa (O.F. Müll.) Watt var. americana (Fisch. ex Kunze) Fernald

Mountain wood fern

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
ClassFilicopsida“Leptosporangiate” (has to do with how their spores form) ferns—includes most ferns
OrderPolypodialesPolypod ferns
FamilyDryopteridaceaeWood ferns (about 70% of the ferns)
GenusDryopterisFrom Greek dryas, “oak,” and pteris, “fern,” in reference to the presence of some species of wood ferns in woodland areas populated with oaks

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Dryopteris campyloptera description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Dryopteris campyloptera (mountain wood fern)

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

Dryopteris campyloptera (mountain wood fern)

10/2/2020 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

Dryopteris campyloptera (mountain wood fern)

7/15/2020 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA


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