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Phegopteris hexagonoptera

Broad Beech Fern

Scientific Name:

Phegopteris hexagonoptera

Genus:

Phegopteris

Species Epithet:

hexagonoptera

Common Name:

Broad Beech Fern

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Thelypteridaceae (Marsh Fern Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft.

Light:

Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Nothing Specified

Leaf Form:

Nothing Specified

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

No known wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

(*Key)

Global Rank:

(*Key)

State Status:

(*Key)

Federal Status:

(*Key)

A colony of Broad Beech Fern, a "creeper", in a shaded woodland garden at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Will Stuart

Broad Beech Fern planted with Trillium luteum and Claytonia caroliniana along the Natural Heritage Trail in the South Carolina Botanical Gardens.

Will Stuart

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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