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Scientific Name: Dryopteris cycadina
Pronunciation: dry-OP-tur-iss sye-kad-EYE-nuh
Common Name: shaggy shield fern
Family Name: Dryopteridaceae
Plant Type: Fern
Key ID Features: Vase-shaped fern with short creeping rhizomes 45-70(-90) cm tall and as wide; fronds stiff, leathery, upright, once pinnate, with 20-30 pairs of narrow lance-shaped pinnae; stipe and rachis with black hair-like scales.
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China, South Asia / India
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Accent plant, Container planting, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
shaggy shield fern
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound, Fern-like
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Compound Leaf: Bipinnate
Colour in Fall: Green-yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Apices: Acute
Margins: Cleft (parted), Pinnately lobed

Inflorescence Type: n/a
Flower Morphology:n/a
Colour (petals): No flowers
Flower Time at Peak:

Fruit Type: Sporangium (spores)
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:

Bark or Stem Colour:
Additional Info:no above ground stem
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Spore, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Rust,
(CGW) Community Garden West : confirm ID
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