Common Name: Southern Shield Fern
Habit: Fern
Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun)
Water Needs: Moist
Height: 2-5′
Flower: Green
Fruit: Spores on the undersides of fertile fronds.
Fall Color: No
Natural Habitat: Bottomland Deciduous Forest

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Dryopteris ludoviciana is a clumping perennial fern with multiple erect stems 36 inches tall. Dark green, semi-evergreen leaves make this plant a beautiful border plant in deep shade with rich soil. Ferns make excellent cover and habitat for small wildlife such as skinks, anoles, and amphibians, as well as young birds.

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