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botanical name:
Dryopteris crassirhizoma
Dryopteris crassirhizoma © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Crown Wood Fern
synonyms:  Dryopteris buschiana, Dryopteris setosa
family:  Dryopteridaceae
characteristics: fern
height: 1.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: ferny
leaf colour: green
flower colour:
stem/bark: brown
main season: Summer
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
description:
Deciduous fern, forming an elegant large shuttlecock-like clump. Fresh mid-green fronds with dark scaly midribs and stems.
Similar to D. wallichiana.

cultivation:
Humus rich, moist soil, preferably acid to neutral, in a shady position. Will tolerate some drought once well established,

propagation:
From spores or by division of large clumps

usage:
Woodland and shady gardens.

The dried rhizomes are used in traditional Chinese herbal medicine.

other notes:
From Japan, Korea and eastern China.

pronounced: dry-OP-ter-iss krass-ee-riz-OH-mah
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