Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Dryopteris intermedia (Muhlenberg ex Willdenow) A. Gray. Fancy Fern, Evergreen Woodfern. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Cove forests, other moist, rocky forests, over a variety of substrates. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to MN, south to n. GA and s. MO.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = C, FNA2, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Sf, Tn, Va, W, WV, Montgomery & Paulton (1981); = Dryopteris austriaca var. intermedia – G; = Dryopteris spinulosa var. intermedia – F

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