Taxon  Report   2823 
Dryopteris arguta  (Kaulf.) Maxon
California wood fern,  Coastal wood fern, Shield fern
Dryopteris arguta
© 2003 Michael Charters
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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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Dryopteris arguta
© 2003 Michael Charters
Genus: Dryopteris
(many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Dryopteris arguta
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 21, 2018).

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