Fagus sylvatica Asplenifolia Fagaceae
Fernleaf European Beech FA-gus sil-VAT-i-ka
- Like species, but dense growth and cut leaves that offer a fern-like appearance.
- The group F. sylvatica f. laciniata "embraces all cutleaf cultivars", including Asplenifolia, the most common form, Laciniata and less common selections. Asplenifolia probably originated in France but was introduced in about 1804 by Conard Loddiges and Sons nursery in England (Jacobson, 1996).
- Asplenifolia: asplenium-like leaves (folia), refers to the fern genus Asplenium.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: on the northwest corner of Snell Hall.