Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Your search found 5 taxa in the family Cystopteridaceae, Brittle Fern Family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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

 

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   FAMILY: Cystopteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cystopteris bulbifera   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cystopteris bulbifera 011-03-002   FAMILY: Aspidiaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cystopteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cystopteris tennesseensis   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cystopteris tennesseensis 011-03-003   FAMILY: Aspidiaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cystopteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cystopteris fragilis   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae

 

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   FAMILY: Cystopteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cystopteris tenuis   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae

 

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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