One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tall fern that grows in marshes in Eurasia and North America.
Thelypteris palustris, family Thelypteridaceae
- ‘Marsh fern is one of the best fern species for wet soils, although not as robust as cinnamon, royal, and ostrich ferns.’
- ‘Marsh fern spreads rapidly, especially when given supplemental water or grown in damp soil.’
- ‘The western section contains the main feature of this reserve, an area dominated by common reed with hemlock water-dropwort, marsh pennywort, gipsywort, marsh fern and soft-rush hidden away among the reeds.’
- ‘Marsh fern, cinnamon fern, and bracken fern grow in full sun. Most ferns prefer moist soil and partial shade.’
- ‘Many members of the marsh fern family, particularly those in the genus Thelypteris, are difficult to distinguish at first glance.’
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