OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 12 taxa in the family Pteridaceae, Maidenhair Fern family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern Maidenhair Fern

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Adiantum pedatum   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Adiantum pedatum   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Adiantum pedatum 010-01-001   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

 

Habitat: Moist forests and cliffs, especially over calcareous or mafic rocks, sometimes in seasonal seepage

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Maidenhair Fern, Venus-hair Fern

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Adiantum capillus-veneris   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Adiantum capillus-veneris   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Adiantum capillus-veneris 010-01-002   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

 

Habitat: Moist calcareous substrates, in the Coastal Plain on ‘marl’ (coquina limestone) (NC and SC), on calcareous clay bluffs (GA), and adventive on lime mortar of old buildings and walls (as in Wilmington and Fayetteville, NC); in the Mountains and Interior Low Plateau on limestone or other calcareous sedimentary rocks

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Alabama Lipfern, Smooth Lipfern

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Myriopteris alabamensis   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cheilanthes alabamensis   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cheilanthes alabamensis 010-03-001   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

 

Habitat: Dry outcrops of limestone

Rare

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hairy Lipfern

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Myriopteris lanosa   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cheilanthes lanosa   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cheilanthes lanosa 010-03-002   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

 

Habitat: Dry outcrops of felsic or intermediate-composition metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary rocks

Common to uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Woolly Lipfern

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Myriopteris tomentosa   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cheilanthes tomentosa   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cheilanthes tomentosa 010-03-003   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

 

Habitat: Dry outcrops of intermediate or calcareous metamorphic, igneous, or sedimentary rocks (including sandstone outcrops in the Coastal Plain of GA and SC)

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Purple Cliffbrake

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Pellaea atropurpurea   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pellaea atropurpurea   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pellaea atropurpurea 010-04-001   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

 

Habitat: Outcrops of limestone and other rocks (usually either calcareous, subcalcareous, or mafic), rarely on masonry walls (Wieboldt 1995)

Common in GA Mountains, uncommon in NC Mtns, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wright's Cliffbrake

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Pellaea wrightiana   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pellaea wrightiana   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pellaea wrightiana 010-04-002   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

 

Habitat: South-facing outcrops of Carolina slate, "rich" granitic rock, gneiss, and other rock types

Rare

Native to sw. US, with a few, remarkable disjunct occurrences in c. NC & w. SC

 


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camera icon Common Name: Arizona Cliffbrake

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

 

Habitat: On granitic outcrops

Rare

Native to southwestern US, with disjunct populations in SC

 


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camera icon Common Name: Wavy Cloak Fern, Wavy Scaly Cloak Fern

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Astrolepis sinuata ssp. sinuata   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Astrolepis sinuata ssp. sinuata   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

 

Habitat: Granitic outcrops and boulders, outcrops of acidic gneiss

Rare

Native to southwestern US, with disjunct populations in GA & w. SC

 


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camera icon Common Name: Copper Fern, Hispid Bommer Fern, Hairy Bommer

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Bommeria hispida   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

PLANTS National Database: Bommeria hispida   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

 

Habitat: Exposed rock

Rare

Native to southwestern US, with a disjunct population in w. SC

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spider Brake, Wall Fern, Huguenot Fern

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pteris multifida   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pteris multifida   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pteris multifida 010-06-001   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

 

Habitat: Old walls with lime mortar, dams

Non-native: Tropics

 


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camera icon Common Name: Ladder Brake

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pteris vittata   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pteris vittata   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pteris vittata 010-06-002   FAMILY: Pteridaceae

 

Habitat: Old walls with lime mortar

Non-native: east Asia

 


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