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25 kinds match in US, MA, Nantucket


Athyrium filix-femina  [popup]
Lady fern...
Botrychium dissectum  [popup]
Dissected grapefern...
Dennstaedtia punctilobula  [popup]
eastern hayscented fern
Dryopteris carthusiana  [popup]
spinulose woodfern
Dryopteris cristata  [popup]
Crested woodfern
Equisetum arvense  [popup]
Equisetum variegatum  [popup]
Lycopodiella alopecuroides  [popup]
Lycopodiella inundata  [popup]
Lycopodium digitatum  [popup]
Hanging clubmoss...
Lycopodium obscurum  [popup]
Dendrolycopodium obscurum
Lycopodium tristachyum  [popup]
Deeproot clubmoss...
Onoclea sensibilis  [popup]
Sensitive fern
Ophioglossum pusillum  [popup]
northern adderstongue
Osmunda cinnamomea  [popup]
Cinnamon fern...
Osmunda claytoniana  [popup]
Interrupted fern
Osmunda regalis  [popup]
Royal fern
Phegopteris connectilis  [popup]
long beechfern
Polypodium virginianum  [popup]
Rockcap fern...
Pteridium aquilinum  [popup]
Western Brackenfern...
Thelypteris noveboracensis  [popup]
Parathelypteris noveboracensis
Thelypteris palustris  [popup]
Eastern marsh fern
Thelypteris simulata  [popup]
bog fern
Woodwardia areolata  [popup]
Netted Chainfern...
Woodwardia virginica  [popup]

REMAINING (number with state)
Blade division
 Pinnate-pinnatifid (6)
 Bipinnate (4)
 Tripinnate (3)
 Pinnatifid (2)
 Pinnate (1)
 Lycopodiaceae (5)
 Dryopteridaceae (4)
 Thelypteridaceae (4)
 Osmundaceae (3)
 Blechnaceae (2)
 Dennstaedtiaceae (2)
 Equisetaceae (2)
 Ophioglossaceae (2)
 Polypodiaceae (1)
 Lycopodium (3)
 Osmunda (3)
 Thelypteris (3)
 Dryopteris (2)
 Equisetum (2)
 Lycopodiella (2)
 Woodwardia (2)
 Athyrium (1)
 Botrychium (1)
 Dennstaedtia (1)
 Onoclea (1)
 Ophioglossum (1)
 Phegopteris (1)
 Polypodium (1)
 Pteridium (1)
Habitat, terrestrial
 Moist woods (4)
 Stream banks (4)
 Swamps (3)
 Rocks (1)
Leaf base stipule present
 No (3)
 Yes (3)
Plant conspicuoulsy jointed
 No (23)
 Yes (2)
Rachis color
 Green (2)
 Yellow (1)
 In axils (5)
 On leaf blades (5)
 Fertile stalk (2)
 Fertile spikes (1)
Stipe is hairy
 No (3)
 Yes (1)