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New York Fern

Thelypteris noveboracensis

Habitat: Found in woods and moist areas along banks of streams

Features: Noticeably tapered leaf with the lowest leaflets being very small; grows in a scattered pattern from the ground; medium size and fragile;

Height: 1-2 ft. (30-60 cm.)

Axis: Light green

Stalk: Short stalk; brown and slightly scaly at the base; light green and smooth at the top

Sachar Woods, Brandeis University, MA October 2002