Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1958

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Look for it in moist to wet, acid, organic soils, such as bogs, blackwater bottomlands, pocosins, sometimes in standing water, as in periodically flooded coastal plain depression ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves in rows, spaced along a long-creeping rhizome

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
A thick, horizontal, creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Anchistea virginica   FAMILY Blechnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Woodwardia virginica   FAMILY Blechnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 012-01-001:
Woodwardia virginica   FAMILY Blechnaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Anchistea virginica

 

COMMON NAME:
Virginia Chain Fern