Near Hayward, WI.
Occasional in young, moist aspen-maple forests
Has small buds along we're the leaves start to form.
Tallest frond approximately 13" tall.
Growing in forested wetland.
Few brown scales on lower portion of stem.
Groove running down front of stalk.
Narrowly ovate and twice pinnate fronds. Round sori present. Found in the Tamarack Bog.
Identified by Richard Lighty
fern with the spores on the back of their leaves, the leaves are opposite,pinnate,longer than wide, with some scales at the basal part of their stems, the leaves at the basal part are wider than the leaves at the top. The plant is about 30-70 cm in hight, some might be lower or higer
Dryopteris cristata (L.) A. Gray is a species of fern native to wetlands throughout the Holarctic Kingdom. It is known as the crested wood fern. This plant is a tetraploid species of hybrid origin, one parent being Dryopteris ludoviciana and the other being the unknown, apparently extinct species, dubbed Dryopteris semicristata, which is also one of the presumed parents of Dryopteris carthusiana. D. cristata in turn is one of the parents of Dryopteris clintoniana, another fern...