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Pest Information

Long Beechfern

Long Beechfern

  • Latin Name: Phegopteris Connectilis
  • Common Name: Long Beechfern
  • Other Names: N/A

Pest Details

Long Beechfern

Origin:

Native to North America, and found in most states in the upper half of the United States and in southern Canada, from coast to coast.

Biology:

A perennial plant that reproduces from spores and from underground plant parts. This is a common fern along roadsides and in wooded areas, able to form extensive clumps that dominate the plant growth in some areas.

Identification:

Mature plants are upright on stiff stalks, growing to around 3 feet tall. Leaves are divided into one to two dozen leaflets that are opposite each other along the mid-vein, with a single terminal leaflet at the tip. The margins of the leaflets are scalloped.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

Not generally a noxious weed problem, but where control is needed a systemic, nonselective herbicide will be effective.

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