One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fern with triangular, deeply lobed fronds, found in moist woodland habitats and beside streams in Eurasia and North America.
Genus Phegopteris, family Thelypteridaceae
- ‘The fronds of beech ferns are shaped like arrowheads, with the lowest pair of leaflets pointing out at a diagonal.’
- ‘Typically found in rich woodlands, broad beech fern adapts well to virtually any partially shaded woodland garden.’
- ‘Indian Mounds is the only Texas wilderness to preserve yellow lady's slipper orchids, broad beech ferns, and several other plant species.’
- ‘Christmas, lady, cinnamon and broad beech ferns thrive in the area.’
- ‘Broad and narrow beech ferns, oak fern and polypodies are graceful ground covers, wandering happily through the humus-rich litter of the woodland floor.’
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