OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 3 taxa in the family Schizaeaceae, Curly-grass family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Climbing Fern

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lygodium palmatum   FAMILY: Lygodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lygodium palmatum   FAMILY: Lygodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lygodium palmatum 008-01-001   FAMILY: Schizaeaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, moist thickets, swamp forests, sandstone outcrops, roadside ditches and roadbanks, in strongly acid soils

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Climbing Fern

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lygodium japonicum   FAMILY: Lygodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lygodium japonicum   FAMILY: Lygodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lygodium japonicum 008-01-002   FAMILY: Schizaeaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, the leaves (up to 30 m in length!) climbing into the canopy of trees in swamp forests and other wet habitats

Rare outside of Coastal Plain & north of SC

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Old World Climbing Fern, Small-leaf Climbing Fern

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lygodium microphyllum   FAMILY: Lygodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lygodium microphyllum   FAMILY: Lygodiaceae

 

Look for it in swamps, hammocks, disturbed areas

Non-native: southeast Asia

 


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"Regular flowers are radially symmetrical, which means that their petals or petal-like parts... are arranged around the center like the spokes of a wheel.... The majority of flowers are regular." — Lawrence Newcomb, Newcomb's Wildflower Guide