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Phegopteris connectilis (Long beechfern)
Cressler, Alan

Phegopteris connectilis

Phegopteris connectilis (Michx.) Watt

Long Beechfern

Thelypteridaceae (Marsh Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Dryopteris phegopteris, Lastrea phegopteris, Phegopteris polypodioides, Thelypteris phegopteris

USDA Symbol: PHCO24

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N), SPM (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Not a flowering plant. Reproduces by spores.


USA: AK , CT , DE , IA , ID , IL , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , TN , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NL , NS , ON , PE
Native Habitat: Forest,Woodland,Swamp/Marsh

Growing Conditions

Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil pH: Acidic (pH<6.8)

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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Additional resources

USDA: Find Phegopteris connectilis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Phegopteris connectilis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Phegopteris connectilis


Record Modified: 2015-08-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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