Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 34 taxa.

Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Lady Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Athyrium asplenioides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Athyrium filix-femina ssp. asplenioides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Athyrium asplenioides 011-01-001

 

Look for it in moist forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern Lady Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Athyrium angustum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum

 

Look for it in moist forests, on rock outcrops on grassy balds at high elevations

Rare

Native

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Silvery Glade Fern, Silvery Spleenwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Deparia acrostichoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Deparia acrostichoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Athyrium thelypterioides 011-01-002

 

Look for it in moist forests, cove forests

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Glade Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Homalosorus pycnocarpos
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Diplazium pycnocarpon
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Athyrium pycnocarpon 011-01-003

 

Look for it in very nutrient-rich loamy or seepy forests, over calcareous sedimentary (such as limestone or dolostone) or mafic metamorphic or igneous rocks (such as greenstone or amphibolite)

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Japanese false spleenwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Deparia petersenii
SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) PLANTS National Database: Deparia petersonii

 

Look for it in swamp forests, disturbed areas

Uncommon, introduced & naturalized in the Southeast

Non-native: southeast Asia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Rusty Cliff Fern, Rusty Woodsia
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Woodsia ilvensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Woodsia ilvensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Woodsia ilvensis 011-02-001

 

Look for it on cliffs of amphibolite, greenstone, other rocks

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Woodsia, Appalachian Cliff Fern, Mountain Woodsia
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Woodsia appalachiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Woodsia appalachiana
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Woodsia scopulina 011-02-002

 

Look for it on cliffs of sandstone, shale, granite, granitic gneiss, and hornblende gneiss

Rare, endemic to the Southern & Central Appalachians

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Blunt-lobed Cliff Fern, Common Woodsia
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Woodsia obtusa ssp. obtusa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Woodsia obtusa ssp. obtusa
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Woodsia obtusa 011-02-003

 

Look for it on rock outcrops of various sorts, moist talus, terrestrial near rock outcrops

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Lowland Bladder Fern, Spreading Bladder Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cystopteris protrusa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cystopteris protrusa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cystopteris protrusa 011-03-001

 

Look for it in rich woods or on moss- and soil-covered talus in boulderfields, occasionally on ledges of rock outcrops

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont & Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bulblet Bladder Fern, Bulblet Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cystopteris bulbifera
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cystopteris bulbifera
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cystopteris bulbifera 011-03-002

 

Look for it on moist outcrops and talus of calcareous rocks, rarely up to 1500m in elevation

Uncommon in Mountains, rare in Piedmont (rare in SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Tennessee Bladder Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Cystopteris tennesseensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cystopteris tennesseensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cystopteris tennesseensis 011-03-003

 

Look for it on moist to dry outcrops of calcareous rocks, including coquina limestone ("marl") in the outer Coastal Plain

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Fragile Fern, Brittle Fern, Brittle Bladder Fern
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cystopteris fragilis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cystopteris fragilis

 

Look for it on cliffs, ascending in our area to 1650m

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon Common Name: Mackay's Bladder Fern, Mackay's Fragile Fern, Upland Bladder Fern
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Cystopteris tenuis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cystopteris tenuis

 

Look for it on moist outcrops and cliffs of metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, occasionally in moist soils near rock outcrops or moist soil banks

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Marginal Wood-fern, Marginal Shield Fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dryopteris marginalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dryopteris marginalis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dryopteris marginalis 011-04-001

 

Look for it in rock outcrops, boulderfield forests, other rocky forests

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Evergreen Wood-fern, Fancy Fern, Intermediate Wood-fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dryopteris intermedia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dryopteris intermedia
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dryopteris intermedia 011-04-002

 

Look for it in cove forests, other moist rocky forests, over a variety of substrates

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spinulose Wood-fern, Toothed Wood-fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dryopteris carthusiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dryopteris carthusiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dryopteris spinulosa 011-04-003

 

Look for it in acidic, organic-rich bogs, swamps, less frequently in most rocky ravines, rich forests, and sloping rock outcrops

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Wood-fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dryopteris campyloptera
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dryopteris campyloptera
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dryopteris campyloptera 011-04-004

 

Look for it in spruce-fir forests, northern hardwood forests

Uncommon

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Crested Wood-fern, Crested Shield Fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dryopteris cristata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dryopteris cristata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dryopteris cristata 011-04-005

 

Look for it in bogs, swamp forests

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Wood-fern, Southern Shield Fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dryopteris ludoviciana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dryopteris ludoviciana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dryopteris ludoviciana 011-04-006

 

Look for it in blackwater swamp forests

Uncommon in GA & SC, rare in NC, endemic to Southeastern Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Log Fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dryopteris celsa
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dryopteris celsa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dryopteris celsa 011-04-007

 

Look for it in swamps, seepage bogs, and calcareus floodplains, typically associated with calcareous substrates

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Goldie's Wood-fern
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Dryopteris goldieana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dryopteris goldiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dryopteris goldiana 011-04-008

 

Look for it in boulderfield forests, rich cove forests, seepage swamps, esp over calcareous sedimentary or mafic metamorphic or igneous rocks

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Autumn Fern, Japanese Red Shield Fern, Japanese Shield Fern
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Dryopteris erythrosora

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands

Rare

Non-native: Japan, China & Korea

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Christmas Fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polystichum acrostichoides
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Polystichum acrostichoides var. acrostichoides
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polystichum acrostichoides 011-05-001

 

Look for it in moist to dry forests & woodlands, esp slopes, ravines, and small stream bottomlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Japanese Holly-fern, Asian Net-veined Holly Fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Cyrtomium falcatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyrtomium falcatum

 

Look for it in ditches, disturbed swamps, moist ravines, old mortar of brick walls

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Fortune's Holly-fern, Fortune's Net-veined Holly Fern
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Cyrtomium fortunei
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Cyrtomium fortunei

 

Look for it on roadside banks, rock outcrops, old mortar of brick walls

Rare

Non-native: southeast China

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Broad Beech Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Phegopteris hexagonoptera
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phegopteris hexagonoptera
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thelypteris hexagonoptera 011-06-002

 

Look for it in mesic to submesic forests

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: New York Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Parathelypteris noveboracensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thelypteris noveboracensis
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thelypteris noveboracensis 011-06-003

 

Look for it in mesic forests, bottomland forests, bogs, submesic forests

Common (uncommon to rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Bog Fern, Massachusetts Fern
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Coryphopteris simulata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thelypteris simulata

 

Look for it in NC and WV in acid peat bogs at about 1000 meters in elevation (in DE, NJ, and VA in acid seepage swamps in the Coastal Plain)

Rare

Native to North Carolina

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Kunth's Maiden Fern, Southern Shield Fern, Southern Wood Fern
Weakley's Flora: (6/30/18) Christella species 1 (=kunthii)
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thelypteris kunthii
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thelypteris kunthii 011-06-004

 

Look for it on coquina limestone (marl) outcrops, calcareous bluffs & sinkhole slopes, also adventive on and around coquina limestone (marl) riprap around small bridges and ditches and in suburban forests

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Coastal Plain of SC & GA (naturalized elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

 


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camera icon Common Name: Downy Maiden Fern, Soft Fern, Downy Shield Fern
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Christella dentata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thelypteris dentata

 

Look for it in moist forests, streambanks, swamps, disturbed areas

Rare

Non-native: tropical & subtropical Asia & Africa

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Marsh Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Thelypteris palustris 011-06-005

 

Look for it in bogs, marshes (including freshwater tidal marshes), and bottomland forests

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mariana Maiden Fern, Swordfern, False Maiden Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Macrothelypteris torresiana
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Macrothelypteris torresiana

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, and to be increasingly invasive in natural habitats (esp in the southern parts of our area)

Uncommon, but increasingly invasive in natural habitats

Non-native: Asian & African tropics

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sensitive Fern, Bead Fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Onoclea sensibilis var. sensibilis
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Onoclea sensibilis
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Onoclea sensibilis 011-07-001

 

Look for it in marshes, swamps, wet disturbed places

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Narrow Sword Fern, Tuber Sword Fern, Fishbone Fern, Ladder Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Nephrolepis cordifolia
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Nephrolepis cordifolia

 

Look for it in moist places

Rare

Non-native, original distribution obscure

 


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