Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1505

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon to rare in Coastal Plain)

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

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full sun partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves in tufts near tips of a widely branching creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Parathelypteris noveboracensis   FAMILY Thelypteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thelypteris noveboracensis   FAMILY Thelypteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-06-003:
Thelypteris noveboracensis   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Thelypteris noveboracensis

 

COMMON NAME:
New York Fern


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_drno4_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm110522_646

May    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

An opportunistic species that forms large colonies in forest openings, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.

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JK Marlow    jkm150509_996

May    Dawson County    GA

Dawson Forest WMA

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmtnoveboracensi_brp229

May    Alleghaney County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Some say "New Yorkers burn the candle at both ends" to remember this fern, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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Steve Marlow    snm160531_049

May    Pickens County    SC

Table Rock State Park

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JK Marlow    s090607_01

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Lowest pinnae often minute in size, borne almost to ground level, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Parathelypteris noveboracensis

JK Marlow    jkm120704_431

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Sori small, circular, near margins of lobes, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

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JK Marlow    jkm120704_431b

July    Greenville County    SC

Ashmore Heritage Preserve

Indusium kidney-shaped, pale tan, slightly hairy, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Parathelypteris noveboracensis

Tim Spira    tpstnoveboracensis

Month Unknown        

Distinctive in that the leaves taper about equally both to tip and base, per Weakley's Flora.