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.

    Identification difficulty

    Shady and damp laces. Woodland on acid soils.

    When to see it

    Semi-evergreen fern.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    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

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map