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Dryopteris extensa Wood fern   Polypodiaceae
 

Dryopteris extensa, Wood fern

 

Dryopteris extensa, Wood fern

This is a genus of about 200 species of deciduous or semi-evergreen terrestrial ferns.
Most cultivated species have fronds that are 2-4 times divided.
Many make excellent garden ferns and handsome pot plants.
Cultivation: Dryopteris species require part-shade and moist, humus-rich soil.
Remove fading fronds regularly.
Protect from wind damage and do not overwater established plants.
Propagate from spores or by division .

   

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