Dryopteris -Bar Harbor, 25 Sept 2016

Dryopteris cristata  growing in vernal pool site. Need confirmation of this since I have not seen one before.

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Note “louvered” pinnules on fertile frond.Also, fertile frond is taller than sterile frond.

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The sori are on the upper pinnules.

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