Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1169

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it mainly in dry woodlands, and (depending on subspecies) heath balds or sandhills and flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnate-pinnatifid to tripinnate
Leaves widely spaced along a creeping subterranean rhizome

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pteridium latiusculum +   FAMILY Dennstaedtiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pteridium aquilinum +   FAMILY Dennstaedtiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 010-05-001:
Pteridium aquilinum +   FAMILY Pteridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bracken, Brake