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Thelypteris simulata (Davenport) Nieuwl.
Bog fern, Massachusetts fern
Synonyms: Dryopteris simulata
USDA Symbol: THSI2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
The fronds of bog fern or Massachusetts fern occur singly or in tufts. They are oval and pointed, with pinnae are longest near the middle. None of the 18 in. fronds is evergreen.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.
AL , CT , DC , DE , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV Canada: NB
, PE Native Distribution:
S.w. N.S. & s. ME to e. VA; inland locally to e. VT, s.w. Que. & c. NY Native Habitat:
Swampy woods & thickets; knolls in bogs USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)
Soil Description: Wet or moist soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff