The Prickly buckler fern retains its fronds through the winter.
The foliage of the Mountain buckler fern is of a pale green colour.
The Marsh buckler fern is not uncommon, and in suitably moist positions is often very abundant.
The Mountain buckler fern dies down in the winter and the new fronds appear in the spring.
As has been indicated, the Prickly buckler fern varies enormously, both in size and in almost every other particular.