Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1677

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in moist to wet, acid, organic soils, such as bogs, blackwater bottomands, pocosins, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnatifid
Leaves spaced along a long-creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lorinseria areolata   FAMILY Blechnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Woodwardia areolata   FAMILY Blechnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 012-01-002:
Woodwardia areolata   FAMILY Blechnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Lorinseria areolata

 

COMMON NAME:
Netted Chain Fern, Net-veined Chain Fern


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_loar7_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_woar_004_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm150412_242

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

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JK Marlow    jkm150412_245

April    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

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Emily B. Sessa    ebswareolata_4766

June        

Pinnae tend to be acute or acuminate (vs. Onoclea's obtuse), per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE fronds of Netted Chain Fern and Sensitive Fern

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JK Marlow    s030628_de

June    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

[Sterile frond on left, fertile on right.] Leaves strongly dimorphic, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm0007c_12

July    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_woodwardia_areolata_4

August        

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JK Marlow    jkm091006_010

October    Greenville County    SC

Prominent veins conspicuously netted, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

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JK Marlow    jkm091006_016

October    Greenville County    SC

Sori are large, elongate, and in two chains like links of sausage, per Ferns of the Smokies.

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JK Marlow    jkm101112_128

November    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Fertile leaves are 1-pinnate, much contracted, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    s071123_a2

November    Greenville County    SC

Creekside/Riverside

Pinnae of fertile leaves with 2 rows of linear sori; indusia firm & persistent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE fertile fronds of Netted Chain Fern and Sensitive Fern