Scientific Name: Gymnocarpium dryopteris Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Oval - horizontal
Common Name:oak fern Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:CystopteridaceaeHabit: Arching, Upright
Plant Type: Fern Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: U.S. - northwest, U.S. - northeast, Europe, Canada - northern Hardiness Zone:Zone 2: (-46 to -40 C)
Leaves: Compound, Fern-like, Basal, Soft flexible, Tripinnate, Deltoid, Crenate
Flowers: n/a
Fruit: Sporangium (spores), Green-yellow
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Deep shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Aquatic - ponds, Container planting, Ground cover, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Small garden/space, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Leaves tri-pinnately compound, triangle-shaped, yellow-green/turns dark green; sub-leaflets oblong when young/lobed when mature; sporangia tiny clusters along margins, rust-brown.