crested shield fern, more...
[Aspidium cristatum (L.) Sw., more]
Etymology: Dryopteris: from 2 Greek words drys, "oak," and pteris, "fern," possibly referring to the plant's habitat
Plants: perennial fern
Habitat: wet woods
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 10, Wetland Indicator = FACW+ WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin listed species including state and federal status, photos, etc. USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Fern & Fern Allies: Photos, descriptions, information