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Spreading Woodfern - Dryopteris expansa
Other Names:  Dryopteris dilatata

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S3?
* (see State Rank Reason below)

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 8

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
28 collections at MONTU from 9 different counties.
 
General Description
Leaves monomorphic, up to 90 cm long; petiole ca. 1/2 as long as blade. Leaf blade green, narrowly triangular, twice pinnate, glandular or not. Pinnules deeply pinnately lobed, downward pointing ones on lower pinnae longer than those pointing upward. Indusium with or without glands (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
In MT in the western third east to Carbon County; Greenland and Europe, AK to CA, MT and ON to NL (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 8

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Habitat
Mesic, shady forests, often along streams and beneath shrubs; valleys to montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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