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Dryopteris marginalis (Linnaeus) A. Gray. Marginal Woodfern. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Rock outcrops, boulderfield forests, other rocky forests. Dist: NL (Newfoundland) west to s. ON and MI, south to SC, c. GA, AL, TN, AR, e. OK, and n. TX.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: D. marginalis has not participated in the reticulate evolution of Dryopteris in e. North America; it does, however, form sterile hybrids with some other species.

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, FNA2, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mo1, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, S13, Sf, Tat, Tn, TxFerns, Va, W, WV, Montgomery & Paulton (1981)

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image of plant© Alan M. Cressler | Original Image ⭷