Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Rare

Look for it in very nutrient-rich loamy or seepy forests, over calcareous sedimentary (such as limestone or dolostone) or mafic metamorphic or igneous rocks (such as greenstone or amphibolite), per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnate
Leaves in a circular cluster on long-creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Homalosorus pycnocarpos   FAMILY Diplaziopsidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Diplazium pycnocarpon   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-01-003:
Athyrium pycnocarpon   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Homalosorus pycnocarpos

SYNONYMOUS WITH Diplaziopsis pycnocarpa

 

COMMON NAME:
Glade Fern