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botanical name:
Dryopteris crassirhizoma
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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
Deciduous fern, forming an elegant large shuttlecock-like clump. Fresh mid-green fronds with dark scaly midribs and stems.
Similar to D. wallichiana.

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

From spores or by division of large clumps

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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