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Common Names: Marginal Wood Fern

Scientific Name: Dryopteris marginalis


Plant Characteristics

  • Duration: Perennial
  • Size: Typically grows to a height of 1-2 ft.
  • Foliage: The fronds are evergreen, with a distinctive leathery texture and a feathery appearance.


Growing Conditions

  • Water Use: Moderate to High
  • Light Requirement: Partial Shade to Full Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Moist to Wet


Ecological Benefits

Marginal Wood Fern (Dryopteris marginalis) is a native fern species that contributes to the biodiversity and health of Maryland's ecosystems. This evergreen fern provides essential habitat and cover for small wildlife and insects. Its ability to thrive in shaded, moist to wet conditions makes it a valuable component of wetland and woodland areas. By stabilizing soil and enhancing the natural beauty of these environments, Marginal Wood Fern plays a vital role in supporting the ecological balance of Maryland's landscapes.

Marginal Wood Fern

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