Beech fern

either of two ferns, Thelypteris hexagonoptera, of eastern North America, or T. phegopteris, common in rich, moist woodlands of northern temperate regions.
Historical Examples

This is, of course, a rendering of the popular name, though why the species has been called the beech fern nobody seems to know.
How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin

The beech fern cannot be called a common species, though it is often abundant in certain localities.
How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin

Unless the beech fern can be given a moist position it is not an easy plant to grow in the open garden.
How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin

a fern, Thelypteris phegopteris, that grows in damp N temperate woods and hills: family Polypodiaceae


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