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Fern-leaf Beech

fagus sylvatica asplenifolia

Plant Data

Order:
Fagales
Family:
Fagaceae (Beech)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Inconspicuous.
Fruit:
The nuts or 'beech mast' as they are known, are brown, 3-sided and have a tough bristly husk on their outer casing.
Leaves:
Deciduous. The leaves are more linear than the Common Beech and with large, prominent and deeply serrated margins. The leaves are fern-like in appearance after which the tree is named.
Maximum Size:
40 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
The nuts are edible.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Cut-leaf Beech, Cut-leaf European Beech.
Habitats:
Gardens, parkland, towns, woodland.