Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Your search found 17 taxa.

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

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Northern Maidenhair Fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Adiantum pedatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Adiantum pedatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Adiantum pedatum 010-01-001

 

Look for it in moist forests & cliffs, esp over calcareous or mafic rocks, sometimes in seasonal seepage

Common (uncommon in Piedmont & Coastal Plain)

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

 

Look for it on moist calcareous substrates, in the Coastal Plain on "marl" (coquina limestone) (NC & SC), on calcareous clay bluffs (GA), and adventive on lime mortar of old buildings and walls, in the Mountains on limestone or other calcareous sedimentary rocks

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hay-scented Fern, Pasture Fern, Boulder Fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Dennstaedtia punctilobula
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Dennstaedtia punctilobula
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Dennstaedtia punctilobula 010-02-001

 

Look for it in rocky or dry woodlands and forests, rock outcrops, pastures, clearings, roadbanks

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

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

 

Look for it on 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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cheilanthes lanosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cheilanthes lanosa 010-03-002

 

Look for it on 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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cheilanthes tomentosa
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Cheilanthes tomentosa 010-03-003

 

Look for it on dry outcrops of intermediate or calcareous metamorphic, igneous, or sedimentary rocks (including sandstone outcrops in the Coastal Plain of GA & 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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pellaea atropurpurea
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pellaea atropurpurea 010-04-001

 

Look for it on outcrops of limestone and other rocks (usually either calcareous, subcalcareous, or mafic), rarely on masonry walls

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

 

Look for it on 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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica

 

Look for it 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
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Astrolepis sinuata ssp. sinuata

 

Look for it on 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
PLANTS National Database: Bommeria hispida

 

Look for it on exposed rock

Rare

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

 


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camera icon Common Name: Eastern Bracken, Brake
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Pteridium latiusculum
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum 010-05-001

 

Look for it mainly in dry woodlands, and (depending on subspecies) heath balds or sandhills and flatwoods

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Southern Bracken
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Pteridium pseudocaudatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pteridium aquilinum var. pseudocaudatum
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pteridium aquilinum var. pseudocaudatum 010-05-001

 

Look for it mainly in dry sandy or rocky woodlands, often locally abundant in longleaf pine sandhills and pine flatwoods

Common in Coastal Plain, uncommon elsewhere

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spider Brake, Wall Fern, Huguenot Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pteris multifida
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pteris multifida
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pteris multifida 010-06-001

 

Look for it on old walls with lime mortar

Rare

Non-native: Tropics

 


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camera icon Common Name: Ladder Brake
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Pteris vittata
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pteris vittata
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Pteris vittata 010-06-002

 

Look for it on old walls with lime mortar

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


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Common Name: Creeping Bramble Fern
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Hypolepis barringtonii
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Hypolepis repens

 

Look for it in swamps, wet hammocks, solution holes

Native to Florida

 


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Common Name: Spineless Bramble Fern, Soft Ground-fern
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Hypolepis tenuifolia

 

Look for it in moist disturbed areas. It is rather commonly cultivated, and escaping and establishing vegetatively by rhizome

Non-native: tropical east Asia & South Pacific islands

 


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"Many of the alien plants that have succeeded in North America are not a random sample of all plants that evolved elsewhere, but rather are a subset that were imported specifically because of their unpalatability to insects.... What no one counted on when these pest-free ornamentals were brought into the country was that many would subsequently escape cultivation and replace native plants in natural areas everywhere." — Douglas W. Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home