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Eastern Hayscented Fern These fronds were just starting to leaf out and were growing all throughout a mixed forest.  The abundance of this fern growing in a forest will restrict the potential for tree seedlings to grow.<br />
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The common name &quot;hayscented fern&quot; comes from the fact that crushing it produces the aroma of fresh hay. Dennstaedtia punctilobula,Geotagged,Spring,United States,eastern hayscented fern,fern,hay-scented fern,hayscented fern Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Eastern Hayscented Fern

These fronds were just starting to leaf out and were growing all throughout a mixed forest. The abundance of this fern growing in a forest will restrict the potential for tree seedlings to grow.

The common name "hayscented fern" comes from the fact that crushing it produces the aroma of fresh hay.

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''Dennstaedtia punctilobula'', the eastern hayscented fern or hay-scented fern, is a species of fern native to eastern North America, from Newfoundland west to Wisconsin and Arkansas, and south in the Appalachian Mountains to northern Alabama; it is most abundant in the east of its range, with only scattered populations in the west.

It is a deciduous fern with fronds growing to 40–100 cm tall and 10–30 cm broad; the fronds are bipinnate, with pinnatifid pinnules about three times.. more

Similar species: Polypodiales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded May 25, 2018. Captured May 23, 2018 10:28 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/395s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm