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Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens

Thelypteris palustris Schott var. pubescens (G. Lawson) Fernald

Eastern Marsh Fern

Thelypteridaceae (Marsh Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Dryopteris thelypteris, Dryopteris thelypteris var. haleana, Dryopteris thelypteris var. pubescens, Thelypteris confluens var. pubescens, Thelypteris palustris var. haleana


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Fern
Size Notes: Fronds up to about 3 feet long.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: MB , NB , NL , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK
Native Habitat: Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field, Riparian, Swamp/Marsh

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens


Record Modified: 2023-06-12
Research By: TWC Staff

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