Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Green in Winter: Florist's Fern

Dryopteris intermedia grows in quality mesic forests. It is similar to Spinulose Wood Fern, but Florist's Fern has the innermost pinnule on the lowermost pinna shorter than to equaling the pinnule next to it. This fern is no longer used in the florist's trade. Photographed at Warren Woods in Berrien County, Michigan, on January 4, 2013.


Scott Namestnik said...

I also find that Dryopteris intermedia has a slightly more lacy look to it than does D. carthusiana.

Keith Board said...

I agree, Scott. D. intermedia also tends to be darker green.