another shield fern

another shield fern

Observation - another shield fern - UK and Ireland. Description: Shield fern with pinnules with long pointed lobes. Bases of pinnules roughly right-angles. Stipe short, but frond not obviously narrowed towards base. Although reasonably distant from habitation doesn't look like the wild-type of either Polystichum ac

Shield fern with pinnules with long pointed lobes. Bases of pinnules roughly right-angles. Stipe short, but frond not obviously narrowed towards base. Although reasonably distant from habitation doesn't look like the wild-type of either Polystichum aculeatum or Polystichum setiferum.

I did well for ferns in this tetrad - also saw bracken, male fern, buckler fern, lady fern, hartstounge, hard fern and polypody (and common horsetail)