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

Common

Look for it in moist forests, clearings, old fields, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Leaf consists of a mostly bipinnate sterile blade & a fertile panicle

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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Monilophytes (ferns): Ophioglossoid Ferns (eusporangiate ferns): Ophioglossales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Sceptridium biternatum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Botrychium biternatum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 006-01-004:
Botrychium biternatum   FAMILY Ophioglossaceae

LESS THAN Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (Wunderlin & Hansen, 2003)
Botrychium dissectum

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Grapefern