Ferns

This section includes not only the plants traditionally seen as ferns, but also horsetails, which were once called "fern allies" but are now known to fall within ferns. (Note that some of the other "fern allies," specifically clubmosses, spikemosses, and quillworts, are now in a separate group, the Lycophytes.)

 

For an aid to fern identification in the field, see the Quick Guide to the Common Ferns of New England, prepared by CBS member Arieh Tal.

 

Scientific name Family name Common name
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