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Broad Beech Fern
Phegopteris hexagonoptera

Other scientific names: Dryopteris hexagonoptera, Polypodium hexagonopterum, Thelypteris hexagonoptera

French names: Phegoptère à hexagones

Family: Marsh Fern Family (Thelypteridaceae)

Similar species:
  •   Long Beech Fern (Phegopteris connectilis) - Not as frilly.

Native/Non-native: Native

Photographs: 21 photographs available, of which 3 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Broad Beech Fern (Phegopteris hexagonoptera)

An entire Broad Beech Fern frond.

Notice the frillier aspect to the fronds, compared to those of Long Beech Fern (Phegopteris connectilis).

Broad Beech Fern (Phegopteris hexagonoptera)

A young frond in late spring.

Broad Beech Fern (Phegopteris hexagonoptera)

Small young frond, early spring.

Range map for Broad Beech Fern (Phegopteris hexagonoptera)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)