Thelypteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Weath.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Thelypteris hexagonoptera (Michx.) Weath.

  • Description

    Species Description - Much like no. 1 [Thelypteris phegopteris (L.) Sloss]; rhizome sparingly hairy and densely scaly; lvs 3–8 dm; petiole hairy and sparsely scaly below, smooth above; blade to 4 dm, mostly a little wider than long, bipinnatifid, the lowest pair of pinnae the largest, widely spreading, the rachis winged throughout; pinnae to 7 cm wide; veins simple or rarely a few forked; scales of the rachis few, whitish, lance-triangular; 2n=60. Moist woods and thickets; Que. and Me. to Ont. and Minn., s. to n. Fla. and Tex. (Phegopteris h.; Dryopteris h.)

  • Common Names

    broad beech-fern, southern beech-fern