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Dryopteris crassirhizoma

Feathery fronds produce shuttlecocks in most species with kidney-shaped clusters of sporangia.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsGreat ferny foliage with visible sori. A great foil for other plants. Many species are native to North America.

CareGrow in moist shade in a sheltered site. D. affinis and cultivars will tolerate more sun.

PropagationSow spores at 59°F degrees when ripe. Divide plants in spring or autumn.

ProblemsRust, leaf gall, and fungal spore can occur.

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