Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales
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Emily B. Sessa ebs_amontanum_8112b
Sori few, 2-4 per segment, of varying lengths following the diverging veins, per Ferns of the Smokies.
JK Marlow jkm120505_226
May Rabun County GA
Chattahoochee National Forest
Small, delicate, bluish-green, slightly leathery, more drooping than erect, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.
JK Marlow jkm160702_204
July Jackson County NC
Sori few, mostly elliptical or narrow, often massing together at maturity, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.