OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/13/22):
Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens   FAMILY Thelypteridaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens   FAMILY Thelypteridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 011-06-005:
Thelypteris palustris   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Dryopteris thelypteris var. pubescens

INCLUDED WITHIN Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)
Thelypteris thelypteris

 

COMMON NAME:
Marsh Fern


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image of Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens, Marsh Fern

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_drth4_001_lvd

        

image of Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens, Marsh Fern

JK Marlow    jkm090924_022

September    Hancock County    ME

Acadia National Park: Wild Gardens of Acadia

Pinnae cut nearly to midvein into rounded or blunt-tipped lobes, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/13/22):
Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens   FAMILY Thelypteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens   FAMILY Thelypteridaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 011-06-005:
Thelypteris palustris   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Dryopteris thelypteris var. pubescens

INCLUDED WITHIN Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)
Thelypteris thelypteris

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1506

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Habitat: bogs, marshes (including freshwater tidal marshes), and bottomland forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
1-pinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves closely spaced along a widely creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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