Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1133

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in moist to dry forests & woodlands, esp slopes, ravines, and small stream bottomlands, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnate
Leaves clustered at tip of rhizome

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Polystichum acrostichoides   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polystichum acrostichoides var. acrostichoides   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-05-001:
Polystichum acrostichoides   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Polystichum acrostichoides var. lonchitoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Christmas Fern