Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1506

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Look for it in bogs, marshes (including freshwater tidal marshes), and bottomland forests, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens   FAMILY Thelypteridaceae

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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-06-005:
Thelypteris palustris   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

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

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Thelypteris thelypteris

 

COMMON NAME:
Marsh Fern


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image of Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens

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

        

image of Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens

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.