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Thelypteris simulata (Davenport) Nieuwl.
Bog fern, Massachusetts fern
Synonym(s): Dryopteris simulata, Parathelypteris simulata
USDA Symbol: THSI2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
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.
, 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
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
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff