Ferns: Broad Buckler Fern

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  1. GreenLarry

    GreenLarry Active Member 10 Years

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    Quite a few of these ferns in the woods nearby. I believe they're Dryopteris dilata
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Unfortunately not! Yours are Male Fern Dryopteris filix-mas; all the pinnae are of roughly equal width, and single-pinnate. Dryopteris dilatata has the basal pinnae much broader, and bipinnate; pics below:

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