Thelypteris noveboracensis – New York Fern –


Thelypteris –

This genus, often considered synonymus in part with Phegopteris,, is made up of 500 species of deciduous, terrestrial ferns in the Thelypteridaceae family.  They naturally occur in swamps and bogs in temperate regions throughout the world.  The lance shaped, pinnate fronds, consisting of deeply lobed pinnate fronds, consisting of deeply lobed pinnate fronds, arise from creeping rhizomes.  Sori, which have no protective indusia, form on the undersides of the fronds.  Suitable for a moist border or for planting at the edge of a pond.  T. palustris may be invasive

Grow in any moist, moderately fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.  Divide in spring or summer

Prone to rust, scale insects and leaf curl.

T. noveboracensis – New York Fern –This upright spreading, deciduous, terrestrial fern found from Newfoundland   to Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee grows 18″ tall with an indefinite spread.  It produces long creeping rhizomes with pale golden-brown scales.  Erect, lance shaped, pinnate, mid green sterile fronds, to 18″ long, each have up to 25 pairs of lance shaped pinnae, abruptly tapering to long points in the lower third of the frond, then reduce to lobes on the lowest pinnae.

Zones 2-8