Crested Wood Fern
This fern has many of the same characteristics of other Dryopteris species. Also known as Narrow Swamp Fern, it has a tall, upright structure that is brittle and sensitive to wind. The dark green leaves are leathery and are somewhat evergreen. It is tolerant of deep shade and prefers a wet, cool environment.
Height: 16-30 Inches
Light: Full Shade
Soil: Moist to Wet, Loam/Organic & Sandy/Gravel Soil
Habitat: Rich, Moist & Wet Woods & Swamps