Perennial with overwintering fronds arising singly from elongated rhizomes.
On stipes as long as blades or longer, blades elongate-triangular, 10-25 cm long and 3-15 cm wide, pinnate; pinnae pinnatifid, the lowermost at an abruptly pointed angle to the stipe and bent outwards; segments hairy underneath.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|CWH(284), ESSF(2), ICH(106), IDF(1), MH(2), SBS(31)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Dryopteris phegopteris (L.) C. Chr.
Lastrea phegopteris (L.) Bory
Phegopteris polypodioides Fée
Thelypteris phegopteris (L.) Slosson