Ontario Ferns website

Goldie's Fern
(Dryopteris goldiana)

Goldie's Fern (Dryopteris goldiana) Other common names: Goldie's Wood Fern

Other scientific names: Aspidium goldianum, Thelypteris goldiana

French names: Dryoptère de Goldie

Family: Wood Fern Family (Dryopteridaceae)

Similar species:
  •   Other Wood Ferns

  •   Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris)


Fronds: Twice divided

Habitat: Forests

Native/Non-native: Native

Status: Common.

Photographs: 137 photographs available, of which 12 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Goldie's Fern (Dryopteris goldiana)

Goldie's Fern has very "full" fronds. The leaflets are large.

Goldie's Fern (Dryopteris goldiana)

Typical growth form.

Goldie's Fern (Dryopteris goldiana)

Goldie's Fern (Dryopteris goldiana)

A frond.

Goldie's Fern (Dryopteris goldiana)

Upper side of a leaflet.

Goldie's Fern (Dryopteris goldiana)

Underside of a leaflet.

Goldie's Fern (Dryopteris goldiana)

Closer view of the underside of a leaflet.

Goldie's Fern (Dryopteris goldiana)

Stalk, low down near the ground.

Goldie's Fern (Dryopteris goldiana)

Underside of leaflets showing the sori.

Goldie's Fern (Dryopteris goldiana)

Herbarium specimen showing roots.

(Royal Botanical Gardens Herbarium, Burlington, Ontario).

Goldie's Fern (Dryopteris goldiana)

Herbarium specimen showing overall shape and form.

(Royal Botanical Gardens Herbarium, Burlington, Ontario).

Goldie's Fern (Dryopteris goldiana)

Herbarium specimen showing sori on underside of leaflets.

(Royal Botanical Gardens Herbarium, Burlington, Ontario).


Range map for Goldie's Fern (Dryopteris goldiana)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)