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Thelypteris hexagonoptera

Common Name(s):
Broad beech fern, Southern beech fern
Category:
Ferns
Comment:

Prefers light shade and moist, humus rich soil but can be found in sunny open areas with dry or semi-moist soil; shallow rhizome; spreads rapidly. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Height:
1-2 ft.
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Fronds:
Fronds are produced in rows or loose clusters; blade is dull green, slightly hairy, broadly triangular and tilts backwards; bipinnatified; 12 or more almost opposite pairs of pinna that are tapered at both ends; lowest pair are larger, broader and often point downward; winged rachis; lower surface has fine hairs; thin stipe; fronds have pale yellow fall color
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 215

Thelypteris hexagonoptera Thelypteris hexagonoptera
James Emery, CC BY - 4.0