Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1131

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it on tree limbs and trunks (esp when leaning) and on rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnatifid
Leaves spaced along a creeping, much-branched rhizome

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pleopeltis michauxiana   FAMILY Polypodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pleopeltis polypodioides ssp. michauxiana   FAMILY Polypodiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 014-01-002:
Polypodium polypodioides   FAMILY Polypodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Polypodium polypodioides var. michauxianum

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Marginaria polypodioides

 

COMMON NAME:
Resurrection Fern, Scaly Polypody