Dryopteris goldieana (Hook. ex Goldie) A. Gray
Dryopteris goldiana (Hook. ex Goldie) A. Gray orth. var.
Goldie’s wood fern
Goldie’s wood fern is native to North America.
Identification: This fern has large, arching, bright green fronds, 14-47" (35-119 cm) long, 6-16" (15-40 cm) wide. Each blade is roughly oval in shape, tapering quickly to a sharp, often pale green tip. Stems have long, pointed, dark brown to black scales, a distinguishing feature. The sori (dot-like reproductive structures on the leaf undersides) are spaced evenly and near the midvein.
Dryopteris goldieana at Illinois Wildflowers
Dryopteris goldieana on the Connecticut Botanical Society's Connecticut wildflowers site
Dryopteris goldieana at Maine.gov’s Department of Conservation Maine Natural Areas Program
Dryopteris goldieana on the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program
Dryopteris goldieana at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Cofrin Center for Biodiversity
Dryopteris goldieana at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Dryopteris goldieana at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service
Cobb, Boughton, Farnsworth, Elizabeth & Lowe, Cheryl, Peterson Field Guides: A Field Guide to Ferns and Their Related Families of Northwestern and Central North America, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005, p. 142
Dryopteris goldieana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.