Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales
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Emily B. Sessa ebs_aplatyneuron_8844
A row of sori on each side of pinna midvein, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.
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May Greenville County SC
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Its rigid grace suggests a combination of delicacy and endurance, per How to Know the Ferns by Frances Theodora Parsons, 1899.
Emily B. Sessa ebs_aplatyneuron_0261
Pinnae alternate, with superior auricles; sessile, bases overlapping rachis, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.
Emily B. Sessa ebs_aplatyneuron_0266
Indusia laterally attached, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
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Sterile leaves evergreen/ fertile leaves deciduous
Leaves clustered on a short-creeping rhizome
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia p086
- The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas p102
- Ferns of Alabama p221
- Ferns of the Smokies p62
- Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses p406
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p194
- Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America p070
- Guide to the Plants of Granite Outcrops p91
- Field Guide to the Rare Plants of Georgia p053