Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2428

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Look for it in bogs, swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Tending to be evergreen
Pinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves in a short row behind a cluster of buds

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dryopteris cristata   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dryopteris cristata   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-04-005:
Dryopteris cristata   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Crested Wood-fern, Crested Shield Fern