Phegopteris connectilis (Michaux) Watt13 of 16
June 27, Boxford State Forest, Boxford
narrow beech fern, northern beech fern
This colony of narrow beech fern occupied a tiny islet in a small forest brook. Narrow beech fern likes its roots reach running
water, while keeping the fronds dry. Drained shores of shaded brooks provide a perfect habitat.