Celsa means: high, lofty, tall, prominent, erect, raised, elevated. Take your pick.
Frond: 120 cm high by 30 cm wide, deciduous, monomorphic, blade/stipe ratio: 2:1.
Stipe: grooved, scaly at least at base; scales scattered, dark brown or tan with dark central stripe, vascular bundles: 3-7 in a c-shaped pattern.
Blade: 1-pinnate-pinnatifid, ovate-lanceolate, gradually tapering to tip, herbaceous, linear to ovate scales below, absent above.
Pinnae: 15 to 20 pair, anadromous on the basal pinnae; basal pinnae linear-oblong, much reduced; costae grooved above, continuous from rachis to costae; margins margins crenately toothed; veins free, forked.
Sori: round, in 1 row between midrib and margin, indusium: reniform, at a sinus, sporangia: brownish.
Habitat: seepage slopes, hammocks and logs in swamps.
Distribution: eastern, southeastern United States.
Hardy to -25°C, USDA Zone 5.
Dryopteris goldiana (Hooker ex Goldie) A. Gray subsp. celsa W. Palmer