The genus Phegopteris belongs to the Thelypteridaceae family and includes 35 species distributed in the temperate areas of northern hemisphere and southeastern Asia. One species is present in France : Phegopteris connectilis. The genus Phegopteris is characterized by its adnate pinnae, connected by a wing along the rachis ; by its round sori with reduced or missing indusium. Fronds are deciduous and bipinnatifid. The rhizome is creeping.
Family : Thelypteridaceae.
Japanese beech fern.
The erect rhizome produces numerous root runners. The fronds are downy, in the shape of a feather, high or short, pale green ; they appear early in spring and form colonies of tight bunches. It is a strong ground cover, drought tolerant, suitable for any soil, acidic or alkaline, cool or moist, in shade or medium shade. Deciduous. Height : 30/60cm. Hardiness : -30°C.From 6.00 €