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beech fern

Syllabification: beech fern

Definition of beech fern in English:

noun

A fern with triangular, deeply lobed fronds. Native to eastern North America, it favors moist woodland habitats and streamsides.
  • Genus Thelypteris, family Polypodiaceae: two species, the broad beech fern (T. hexagonptera) and the long beech fern (also narrow beech fern or northern beech fern) (T. phegopteris)
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • Christmas, lady, cinnamon and broad beech ferns thrive in the area.

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