Taxon  Report   2823 
Dryopteris arguta  (Kaulf.) Maxon
California wood fern,  Shield Fern, coastal wood fern

Dryopteris arguta
© 2003 Michael Charters
Dryopteris arguta
© 2004 Brent Miller
Dryopteris arguta
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Dryopteris arguta, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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 Plant Characteristics
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Dryopteris arguta
© 2003 Michael Charters
Genus: Dryopteris
(many plant communities)
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 10, 2015).

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