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Hayscented Fern (Boulder Fern)

Dennstaedtia punctilobula

Habitat: Found in shaded woods and in open fields

Features: Found in groups; color becomes a faint yellow/green in early-mid autumn; tips of the leaves point downward and resemble the tip of a sorcerers hat; medium sized and fragile; medium and fragile fern

Height: 1-2.5 ft. (30-75 cm.)

Axis: Light brown-tan

Stalk: Chestnut-brown or black at base; red-brown at top; may have a few hairs at the base

Sachar Woods Brandeis University, MA October 2002