Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1503

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in mesic to submesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnatifid
Leaves spaced along a creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Phegopteris hexagonoptera   FAMILY Thelypteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phegopteris hexagonoptera   FAMILY Thelypteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-06-002:
Thelypteris hexagonoptera   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Dryopteris hexagonoptera

 

COMMON NAME:
Broad Beech Fern