Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants


 
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission





Spinulose Wood Fern
Dryopteris carthusiana
Family: Dryopteridaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  S
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3

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Habitat:
Acidic, organic-rich bogs, swamps, less frequently in moist rocky ravines and rich forests (Weakley, 2011).

Species Description:
Fern.

Phenology:
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Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
The pinnule at the base of the lowest pinnae on the frond are disproportionatly longer than the other pinnules.

Management:
Grazing or browsing pressure, vegetation removal, hydrologic changes (i.e. stream alterations road construction) would be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.


Global Range:
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Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Email:
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