Dryopteris affinis subsp affinis, Golden-scaled Male-fern, Ivybridge, Devon

Dryopteris affinis subsp affinis, Golden-scaled Male-fern, Ivybridge, Devon

Observation - Dryopteris affinis subsp affinis, Golden-scaled Male-fern, Ivybridge, Devon - UK and Ireland. Description: Shuttlecock shape to the fern. Base of fronds with dense covering of golden scales. Dark markings at base of pinnae on lower side. Frond with leathery texture. Pinnules parallel-sided with broadly rounded apex. The lowest pinnae have their basal pinnules

Shuttlecock shape to the fern. Base of fronds with dense covering of golden scales. Dark markings at base of pinnae on lower side. Frond with leathery texture. Pinnules parallel-sided with broadly rounded apex. The lowest pinnae have their basal pinnules unlobed and about the same size as the other pinnules.

Stace says that this is the common subspecies.