Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2454

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native
Documented growing wild in - NC? -

Rare

Look for it in moist forests, on rock outcrops on grassy balds at high elevations, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves clustered behind tip of short-creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Athyrium angustum   FAMILY Athyriaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Athyrium filix-femina ssp. angustum   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Athyrium filix-femina var. michauxii

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum

 

COMMON NAME:
Northern Lady Fern


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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_afilixfeminaang3840

April        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_afilixfeminaang3845

April        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_afilixfeminaang1566

July        

Indusia with hairs but not glands, edge attached to long sides of sori, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Athyrium angustum

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_afilixfeminaang1601

July        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_afilixfeminaang1720

July        

Pinnae sessile or with very short stalks, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Athyrium angustum

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_afilixfeminaang1720b

July        

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JK Marlow    jkm070703_058

July    Summers County    WV

Sandstone Visitors Center

Sori elongate. Spores yellowish to brownish, mature spores golden yellow, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm070703_061b

July    Summers County    WV

Sandstone Visitors Center

Blades broadly lanceolate w pointed tips, widest near or just below middle, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.