Ferns and Fern Allies of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Thelypteridaceae
Thelypteris noveboracensis (New York Fern)
Leaf length8 - 24 inches
Leaf clusteringnot clustered
Leaf persistencedeciduous
Shape of spore-producing arearound/kidney shaped
Location of spore-producing areaunderside of leaf
Leaf typecompound
Divisions of leaf bladetwo
Habitatmoist woods
DescriptionA small deciduous fern that grows from a creeping rhizome and often forms large colonies. The leaves are twice compound. A distinctive feature is that the leaflets (pinnae) get progressively small toward the base as well as toward the tip of the frond.
Habit photoPW
Detail photo 1PW