Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1040

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

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

Look for it on outcrops of limestone and other rocks (usually either calcareous or mafic), rarely on masonry walls, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Bipinnate-pinnate to tripinnate

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Pellaea atropurpurea   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pellaea atropurpurea   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 010-04-001:
Pellaea atropurpurea   FAMILY Pteridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Purple Cliff-brake