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Dryopteris goldiana
Dryopteris goldiana
Common Name: Goldie's woodfern

This is the largest of the native wood ferns, reaching 4' in ideal conditions. It is a stately and slowly spreading groundcover, forming large clusters of graceful arching fronds. Named for Scottish botanist John Goldie, its fronds are green without a hint of gold. Dryopteris goldiana is native to seepage slopes and moist woods from Newfoundland to Georgia, west to Minnesota and Arkansas.

Height: 3-4 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-8