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Dryopteris marginalis

Dryopteris marginalis (L.) A. Gray

marginal wood-fern, marginal woodfern

Dryopteris marginalis (Marginal Wood-fern)
Image ID: 12450
Image by: Cressler, Alan M.
Image Collection: NCBG Digital Library

PLANT INDEX

ID_PLANT: DRMA4
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dryopteris marginalis
Include in WOTAS: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2020-01-01

GENUS INDEX

GENUS CODE: DRYOP
GENUS SCIENTIFIC: Dryopteris
GENUS AUTHORITY: Adans.
GENUS COMMON: Woodfern
GENUS SUMMARY: A genus of about 400 species, nearly cosmopolitan, but concentrated in temperate Asia. Sessa, Zimmer, & Givnish (2012) discuss the phylogeny and biogeography of Dryopteris; the clades shown in the key are from their work.
GENUS IDENTIFICATION: Identification notes: Dryopteris and Athyrium are often confused when not fertile; they can be easily distinguished by breaking off a leaf and counting vascular bundles (which will appear as thread-like strands). Dryopteris has 5 and Athyrium has 2. Many Dryopteris species will hybridize with one another to form sterile hybrids. Whenever two or more Dryopteris species are found growing together, there is a good chance that hybrids are present. Hybrids generally show intermediacy between the two parents, and have abortive sporangia or spores.
GENUS REFERENCES: Montgomery & Wagner in FNA (1993b); Sessa, Zimmer, & Givnish (2012); Montgomery & Paulton (1981); Montgomery (1982); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990); Hoshizaki & Wilson (1999).

FAMILY INDEX

FAMILY CODE: DRYOPT
FAMILY SCIENTIFIC: Dryopteridaceae
FAMILY AUTHORITY: Ching 1965
FAMILY COMMON: Wood-fern Family
FAMILY SUMMARY: A family of about 40-45 genera and 1700 species, cosmopolitan in distribution, but concentrated in temperate and montane areas. Here circumscribed (following Smith et al. 2006) to exclude Onocleaceae and Woodsiaceae.
FAMILY REFERENCE: Smith in FNA (1993b); Smith et al. (2006); Lellinger (1985); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990).

NCBG DESCRIPTIVES

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COMMENTS:
HEIGHT: 18-24 in.

DURATION:
HABIT: Fern

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LEAF RETENTION: Evergreen

FLORAL CHARACTERISTICS
SYMMETRY:
BLOOM TIME: Jun-Sep
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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BLOOM COLOR:
White Red Pink Orange Yellow Green Blue Lavender Purple Violet Brown Not Applicable
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HORTICULTURAL
Plant Sale Text: Marginal Shield Fern looks good throughout the year while requiring minimal maintenance. Glossy evergreen fronds form an attractive rosette around its new fiddleheads. In the wild, Marginal Shield Fern grows in rocky woods and slopes of the piedmont and mountains. Try combining it with Eastern Columbine for a beautiful woodland garden.

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Cultural Notes:

SOIL MOISTURE: Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well-drained
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
MINIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 2
MAXIMUM HARDINESS ZONE: 8
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GRIM ACCESSIONS

acc_id acc_num acc_dt coll_id Action
968 1985-0661 View
969 1985-0663 View
7090 1999-0041 1999-08-06 View



GRIM PLANTINGS

plt_num acc_id loc_num pers_num inst_dt Action
1795 968 145 Liloia 1985-02-20 View
1796 968 75 NCBG staff 0000-00-00 View
10020 7090 1 NCBG staff 1998-01-01 View
10021 7090 1 NCBG staff 1998-01-01 View
10022 7090 73 NCBG staff 1999-06-10 View
10023 7090 158 NCBG staff 1967-12-01 View

USDA PLANTS DATABASE

USDA Symbol: DRMA4
USDA Common Name: Marginal Woodfern
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), GL (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV), CAN (BC, NB, NF, NS, ON, QC), DEN (GL)
Duration:
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NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACU FACU FACU FACU FACU

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast

WEAKLEY FLORA

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dryopteris marginalis
COMMON NAME: Marginal Wood-fern
SYNONYMY: [= Ar, C, F, FNA, G, Il, K, Pa, RAB, S, Tn, Va, W, WV]
PHENOLOGY: Jun-Sep.
HABITAT: Rock outcrops, boulderfield forests, other rocky forests.
COMMENTS: NL (Newfoundland) west to s. ON and MI, south to SC, c. GA, AL, TN, AR, and e. OK. D. marginalis has not participated in the reticulate evolution of Dryopteris in e. North America; it does, however, form sterile hybrids with some other species.
RANGE MAP: Dryopteris marginalis.png

Key to Map Symbols
ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Dryopteridaceae Ching 1965 (Wood-fern Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 40-45 genera and 1700 species, cosmopolitan in distribution, but concentrated in temperate and montane areas. Here circumscribed (following Smith et al. 2006) to exclude Onocleaceae and Woodsiaceae.
REFERENCE: Smith in FNA (1993b); Smith et al. (2006); Lellinger (1985); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Dryopteris Adans. (Woodfern)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 400 species, nearly cosmopolitan, but concentrated in temperate Asia. Sessa, Zimmer, & Givnish (2012) discuss the phylogeny and biogeography of Dryopteris; the clades shown in the key are from their work.
REFERENCE: Montgomery & Wagner in FNA (1993b); Sessa, Zimmer, & Givnish (2012); Montgomery & Paulton (1981); Montgomery (1982); Kramer et al. in Kramer & Green (1990); Hoshizaki & Wilson (1999).

HERBARIUM RESOURCES

SERNEC: Find Dryopteris marginalis in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Dryopteris marginalis in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES

USDA: Find Dryopteris marginalis in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Dryopteris marginalis in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Dryopteris marginalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Dryopteris marginalis

NCBG IMAGE RECORDS

ID IMAGE1: 12450
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 12450

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