Goldie's fern

Gol·​die's fern | \ ˈgōldēz- \
variants: or Goldie-fern or Goldie's shield fern or Goldie's wood fern

Definition of Goldie's fern

: a North American fern (Dryopteris goldiana) with a blackish lustrous stipe

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History and Etymology for Goldie's fern

after John Goldie †1886 Scottish traveler in the U.S., its discoverer

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“Goldie's fern.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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