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Common Fern and Fern-Ally Species of the Northwest Forest

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Thelypteris phegopteris
Northern Beech Fern
Polypodiaceae (Polypody Family)

Description

General - small woodland fern; erect, solitary fronds grow 10-50 cm long.

Northern Beech Fern

Leaves - small, pale green, thinly textured, with a narrow triangular shape that tapers rapidly toward the tip; blade tilts backward; the lowest pair drops down and out

Spore Clusters - spores are located in the lower frond pairs.

Habitat

Grows on moist, calcareous cliff crevices or moist banks in rich, damp forest floors; also found on floodplain sites. Most commonly encountered in the southwestern parts of Northwestern Ontario and near Lake Superior; circumboreal.


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