Scaly Male-fern - Dryopteris affinis
A robust fern forming a rosette of fairly erect fronds to 1.2 metres in length. It has dense, persistent scales on the stems.
Shady and damp laces. Woodland on acid soils.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Occasional and local in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 24 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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