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Crested Male Fern
Dryopteris cristata (D. affinis 'Cristata')
Family: Dryopteridaceae

Evergreen or semi-evergreen. Introduced, garden escape.

Tough mid-green fronds with crests on the ends and on the pinnae. Arching fronds 90-120cm, dying back in cold winters. Grows true from spores. Frost hardy.

Garden cultivar of Scaly Male Fern.
Grown in gardens on neutral to acidic soils in full or part shade.


Crested Male Fern. Inishannon, Co.Cork. June 2008

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