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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_drhe3_001_lvd

        

image of Phegopteris hexagonoptera

JK Marlow    jkm150412_260c

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_broadbeech_fern

May        

image of Phegopteris hexagonoptera

JK Marlow    jkm0506l_32

June    Union County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Blade distinctly triangular. Pinnae connected along rachis by winged tissue, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Phegopteris hexagonoptera

JK Marlow    jkm120617_998

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Sori small, round, marginal, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Phegopteris hexagonoptera

JK Marlow    jkm170624_263

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

image of Phegopteris hexagonoptera

JK Marlow    jkm170624_264

June    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

image of Phegopteris hexagonoptera

JK Marlow    s050625_a

June    Union County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Tyger Ranger District

Blades widely triangular, as wide or wider than long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.