Dryopteris arguta, with the common name coastal woodfern, is a species of wood fern. It is native to the west coast and western interior mountain ranges of North America, from British Columbia, throughout California, and into Arizona.
Dryopteris arguta is somewhat variable in appearance. Leaflets sometimes turn at an angle from the leaf, giving it a ruffled or lacy look, and the toothed leaflets may have bristles at their tips. According to C. Michael Hogan, The thin concave indusia are quite closely spaced and almost entirely cover the sporangia.
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- C. Michael Hogan. 2008. Coastal Woodfern (Dryopteris arguta}, GlobalTwitcher, ed. N. Stromberg
- Jepson Manual — Dryopteris arguta
- CalFlora Database: Dryopteris arguta (California wood fern, Shield Fern, coastal wood fern)
- USDA Plants Profile: Dryopteris arguta
- Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve — Dryopteris arguta
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