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Distribution by County   2824    
Dryopteris expansa  (C. Presl) Fraser-Jenk. & Jermy
Common wood fern,   Spreading wood fern,   Spreading woodfern
Dryopteris expansa is a fern that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: 05/28/2023).