either of two ferns, Thelypteris hexagonoptera, of eastern North America, or T. phegopteris, common in rich, moist woodlands of northern temperate regions.
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How to use beech fern in a sentence
The Broad beech fern seeks drier neighborhoods, and often a more southern locality than its two kinsmen.How to Know the Ferns | Frances Theodora Parsons
This is, of course, a rendering of the popular name, though why the species has been called the beech fern nobody seems to know.
The beech fern cannot be called a common species, though it is often abundant in certain localities.
Unless the beech fern can be given a moist position it is not an easy plant to grow in the open garden.
Compared with the broad beech fern this is the more northern species.The Fern Lover's Companion | George Henry Tilton
British Dictionary definitions for beech fern
a fern, Thelypteris phegopteris, that grows in damp N temperate woods and hills: family Polypodiaceae
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