Taxon  Report   2823    
Dryopteris arguta  (Kaulf.) Maxon
California wood fern,  Coastal wood fern, Shield fern
Dryopteris arguta
© 2003 Michael Charters
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Dryopteris arguta
© 2015 Chris Jaster
Dryopteris arguta
© 2003 Michael Charters
Dryopteris arguta, a pteridophyte, is a fern that is native to California, 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
© 2018 James Gonsman
Genus: Dryopteris
Communities: (many plant communities)
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Dryopteris arguta
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).