scaly fern

scaly fern

Observation - scaly fern - UK and Ireland. Description: This was seen growing near the edge of a woodland. It stood out as clearly not being Dryopteris filix-mas, and at first glance I thought it might be a Polystichum (which can also be prominently scaly), but when I got a closer look at the

This was seen growing near the edge of a woodland. It stood out as clearly not being Dryopteris filix-mas, and at first glance I thought it might be a Polystichum (which can also be prominently scaly), but when I got a closer look at the pinnules it was obviously a Dryopteris.