Phegopteris beech fern

Ferns of this genus used to be placed into genus Thelypteris, as they are closely related.  Beech ferns however have wings along the rachis and do not have indusia.  The fiddleheads of beech ferns emerge late in the spring and then produce fronds all summer.

Phegopteris connectilis (narrow beach fern) Plant is native to PA

This spreading, light green fern has narrow …

Phegopteris hexagonoptera (broad beech fern) Plant is native to PA

This fern is easily identified by the lowest pair …

Phegopteris beech fern

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Common Names
beech fern