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Dryopteris  Fern

Dryopteris Fern

(Dryopteridaceae) Genus of about 200 species of terrestrial ferns found mainly in temperate regions of the N. hemisphere where they grow in woodland, by streams or lakes and among mountain rocks. Most are deciduous, some are semi-evergreen in mild winters. Pinnate to 4-pinnate fronds form shuttlecock-like crowns. Foliage looks effective with herbaceous plants and shrubs. Remove fading fronds regularly. D. affinis will tolerate more sun and wind that other species. Prefer acid soils

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