Dryopteris cristata

ClassificationPteridophytes
FamilyDryopteridaceae
Family (Traditional)Dryopteridaceae
GenusDryopteris
Species:Dryopteris cristata (L.) A. Gray
Common NameCrested Woodfern
Growth Habitfern
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: fern; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: compound; Leaf Dissection: 1.5; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Rank: N/A; Leaf Type: fern-like; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Margins: crenate; Leaflet Margins: crenulate; Leaflet Margins: lobed; Leaflet Margins: serrate; Leaflet Margins: serrulate; Leaflet Number: 20+; Anther Type: N/A; Carpel Number/Pistil: N/A; Fruit Complexity: N/A; Fruit Type: N/A; Fruit Wet/Dry: N/A; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: N/A; Inflorescence Types: N/A; Ovary Position: N/A; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Ovules per Carpel: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Petal Fusion: N/A; Petal Number: N/A; Pistil Complexity: N/A; Pistil Number: N/A; Placentation Type: N/A; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: N/A; Sporangium Arrangement: round sori; Stamen Number: N/A; Tepal Number: N/A
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[S2] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Carter (TN), Franklin (TN), Johnson (TN), Sullivan (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY, ETSU, TENN, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100013604 Carter Tennessee A. M. Evans
EKY
Dryopteris cristata
31234100013620 Carter Tennessee A. M. Evans
EKY
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU000358 Tennessee
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU000361 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
N/A Carter Tennessee 26 Feb 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU000356 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU000363 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU000357 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU000362 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010402 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010403 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010397 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010406 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010389 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010391 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU000360 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU006147 Johnson Tennessee 10 Aug 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU000359 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU000364 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010388 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010400 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010401 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010407 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010396 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010392 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010399 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010393 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010395 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010409 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010390 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010404 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010398 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010408 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010410 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010405 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
BRIT189676 Johnson Tennessee Jesse M. Shaver
VDB
Dryopteris cristata
BRIT189677 Johnson Tennessee Jesse M. Shaver
VDB
Dryopteris cristata
BRIT189673 Carter Tennessee Paul Somers
VDB
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU027074 Johnson Tennessee Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker, Sollie Walker
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU033076 Carter Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU033077 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
N/A Carter Tennessee Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker, Sollie Walker
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
N/A Franklin Tennessee 14 Feb 1962 Clay Ewing
UOS
Dryopteris cristata
TENN-V-0010394 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Dryopteris cristata
N/A Franklin Tennessee Clay Ewing
UOS
Dryopteris cristata
BRIT189674 Carter Tennessee Richard Carter
VDB
Dryopteris cristata
BRIT189678 Johnson Tennessee Jesse M. Shaver
VDB
Dryopteris cristata
BRIT189672 Carter Tennessee Paul Somers
VDB
Dryopteris cristata
BRIT189675 Johnson Tennessee John A. Churchill, M. D.
VDB
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU033078 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU033080 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU032757 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
ETSU033079 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Dryopteris cristata
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Dryopteris cristata - Dwayne Estes
Dryopteris cristata - Dwayne Estes
Dryopteris cristata - Dwayne Estes
Dryopteris cristata - Dwayne Estes