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Common Name: Autumn Fern      Latin Name: Dryopteris erythrosora      Size: 1 (min) to 3 (max)
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Dryopteris erythrosora
Maximum Height: 3 feet

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Category: Fern
Family: DRYOPTERACEAE
Genus: Dryopteris
species: erythrosora
Origin:
Size: 1 (min) to 3 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Height x width: 1.5 to 2.5 feet tall and 2 to 4 feet wide.
Growth habit: Erect with vase-like spread
Foliage: Fronds are lanceolate to ovate-oblong, bipinnate, leathery texture. Expanding leaf buds are at first a coppery color, later unfolding to a bronze-green until maturity, when they are dark shiny green. Spores are in sori located along the midrib of the pinnules. Brown furry scales on the stalk and rachis.
Culture: Prefers cool, shady, protected site with moist soil. Open shade is the ideal exposure.
Uses: Shady border or specimen in the woodland garden
Propagation: Spores or division
Cultivars:
‘Autumn Brilliance’ has extra shiny, yellow-green fronds and matures at 1.5 to 2 feet
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
Characteristics: star rating Recommended
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Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like part shade.
Deep Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like deep shade.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Civic Garden Center 2715 Reading Rd Cincinnati OH 45206
Specimen: 37
Dryopteris erythrosora Dryopteris_erythrosora_base.JPG
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Dryopteris erythrosora Dryopteris_erythrosora_clase.JPG
Dryopteris
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Dryopteris erythrosora Dryopteris_erythrosora_far.JPG
Dryopteris from a distance
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Dryopteris erythrosora Dryopteris_erythrosora_leaf.JPG
Dryopteris frond
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
Location: United States Capitol Complex Capitol Hill Washington DC 20515
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 38.888486933333300 Longitude: -77.023568766666700] Specimen: 1799
Location: Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 48.843351670000000 Longitude: 2.363907440000000] Specimen: 4424
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