NATIVE. Dryopteris goldiana - Goldie's woodfern. This is the largest of the native wood ferns, reaching 4' in ideal conditions. It is a stately and slowly spreading groundcover, forming large clusters of graceful arching fronds. Named for Scottish botanist John Goldie, its fronds are green without a hint of gold. Height: 3-4', Spread: 2-3'. Shade to Part Sun.