Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Polystichum setiferum (Forskal) Moore ex Woynar - Soft Shield-fern - Dryopteridaceae
Polystichum setiferum
© Paul Hackney
Polystichum setiferum
© Paul Hackney
Polystichum setiferum
(Map updated: March 2008)
 

A very common species of hedgerows, woodland and scrub. The young leaves have a 'soft' feel to them when young. Although new leaves are produced each spring, they last through the winter into the early part of the following year.

All names: Polystichum setiferum (Forskal) Moore ex Woynar; Polystichum angulare (Willd.) C.Presl; Polystichum braunii auct.; Aspidium angulare Kit. ex Willd.