Soft Shield-fern

Soft Shield-fern

In Norfolk, Soft Shield-fern Polystichum setiferum has similar habitat preferences to Hard Shield-fern but it extends a bit further into the west of the county; is more frequent in the north-east and is less likely to be found on the south Norfolk clays.

soft shield-fern map

Updated January 2019. Lime green circles and orange squares: 1987-1999  Green circles and dark red squares: 2000-2019

There are still four 10km squares where Soft Shield-fen has yet to be re-recorded (it has been recorded in 9 additional hectads since 2000)