compound, dissected, pinnate
oblong, elliptic, lanceolate, ovate
May - August
0.6 - 1.8
Similar to T. palustris, the southern marsh fern. Thelypteris palustris has forked veins and a non-hairy indusia (covering of sori), while Thelypteris kunthii has simple veins and a hairy indusia. T. kunthii also has a green stalk with scales at the base.
Best propagated by division, but spores can also be used (Steffen 1997).
Most common in forests but is also found on the edge of sandy creeks, in swamps, pine savannas, low woods, wet bluffs and ledges, and prairies.