Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Crested Shield Fern

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Dryopteris cristata

Flower Description:

Non Flowering

FamilyWood Fern
Season BloomNon flowering
HabitatPart shade to shade swamps marshes and moist to wet woods
CyclePerennial
Height1'-2'
Leaf DescriptionUpper leaves oblong tapering at tip. Lower leaves triangular
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Shade
LocationWoodland