Common ground fern growing to about 20cm tall. Named for Samuel Doody. Aspera means rough.
Masses of pink/red new frond shoots, tolerant of root competition, some direct sun, very hardy.
Propagation: from fresh spores or by clump division.
Pale green erect fronds are deeply lobed (pinnatifid) and have small curved teeth and thickened margins
Fertile fronds are similar to the sterile ones except they have 2-4 lines of round sori (spore clumps) on the undersides of the frond.