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Long Beech Fern
Phegopteris connectilis (Thelypteris phegopteris)

• Family: Thelypteridaceae
• Habitat: rich, moist woodlands
• Height: fronds 6-10 inches long
• Location of spores: underside of leaflets
• Stipe (leaf stalk): ungrooved; light brown scales along entire stem
• Growth pattern: random
• Persistence: deciduous

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Phegopteris connectilis


The fronds of beech ferns are shaped like arrowheads, with the lowest pair of leaflets pointing out at a diagonal.



Underside of a frond, showing the sori (spore-bearing spots).


Last updated November 25, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.