Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2064

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in GA-SC, rare in Piedmont

Look for it on moist rocks at low to high elevations, esp in ravines, on north-facing outcrops, and in other moist sites, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnatifid
Leaves in linear rows on widely spreading and creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Polypodium appalachianum   FAMILY Polypodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Polypodium appalachianum   FAMILY Polypodiaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 014-01-001?:
Polypodium virginianum   FAMILY Polypodiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Appalachian Rockcap Fern, Appalachian Polypody