Dryopteridaceae - wood fern family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 9 April 2017)


Dryopteridaceae - wood fern family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 6 species in 2 genera. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Dryopteris (5 species)
      Dryopteris campyloptera - mountain wood fern (occasional1)
      Dryopteris carthusiana - spinulose wood fern (common)
      Dryopteris cristata - crested wood fern (occasional)
      Dryopteris intermedia - evergreen wood fern (common)
      Dryopteris marginalis - marginal wood fern (common)
   Polystichum (1 species)
      Polystichum acrostichoides - Christmas fern (occasional)




Dryopteris (wood fern)
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Dryopteris campyloptera (mountain wood fern) - [information to be added]

Dryopteris carthusiana (spinulose wood fern) - [information to be added]

Dryopteris cristata (crested wood fern) - [information to be added]

Dryopteris intermedia (evergreen wood fern) - [information to be added]
   
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Dryopteris marginalia (mountain wood fern) - [information to be added]
         
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Polystichum (Christmas fern)
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Polystichum acrostichoidea (Christmas fern) - [information to be added]
      
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Note:
   1Frequency designations are from the book The Plants of Acadia National Park by Glen H. Mittelhauser, Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber (2010, University of Maine Press, ISBN 978-0-89101-120-0).