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Thelypteris noveboracensis

Common Name: New York Fern
Thelypteris noveboracensis
Thelypteris noveboracensis

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Polypodiopsida
Order: Polypodiales
Family: Thelypteridaceae
Genus: Thelypteris
Species: Thelypteris

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The New York fern is 12-24" long. It has green-yellow fronds that are twice compount with 20 or more pairs of leaflets. The shape tapers at the tip and at the base of the frond.

Habitat & Range

This fern is found in the clearings of moist forests in the Eastern United States and Canada.


This plant will form colonies, and create a dense ground cover in forests.

Life Cycle

The sori, or spore-producing receptacles, are rounded and on the underside of the leaflet edges.

Featured image by James Dake.


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