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Scientific Name: Dryopteris filix-mas 'Crispa Cristata'
Pronunciation: dry-OP-tur-iss FIE-licks MASS
Common Name: crested male fern
Family Name: Dryopteridaceae
Plant Type: Fern
Key ID Features: Wavy, lime-green frond has pinnae that twist skyward and curl at the tips (reminiscent of curled parsely); sori only toward the tip of the frond, light brown.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Arching, Upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, Garden origin, U.S. - northwest
Hardiness Rating: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Filtered shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Bog, Humus rich
Water Use: Wetlands
Landscape Uses: Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Specimen plant, Waterside planting, Wetland - bogs
Additional Info: Google
crested male fern
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound, Fern-like
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Compound Leaf: Odd-pinnate, Tripinnate
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Oblanceolate, Oblong
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Double serrate

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: Pest resistant, Disease resistant
(BUG) BUG garden : under maple
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