Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Uncommon in GA-NC-SC Mountains, rare in GA-NC-SC Coastal Plain

Look for it on fairly moist to very dry outcrops of felsic sedimentary or (mostly low-grade) metamorphic rocks, such as sandstone, phyllite, and schist, at low to moderate elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnatifid, or pinnate at base in larger leaves
Leaves clustered on a short-creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asplenium pinnatifidum   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asplenium pinnatifidum   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 013-01-002:
Asplenium pinnatifidum   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Asplenium Xpinnatifidum

 

COMMON NAME:
Lobed Spleenwort