Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2660

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Rare in GA, NC, SC

Look for it on moist to dry outcrops of calcareous sedimentary or metamorphic rocks, such as limestone, dolostone, coquina, or marble, sometimes on narrow seams of calcareous materials in otherwise acidic rocks, rarely on mortar or concrete, mostly at low to moderate elevations, but remarkably on Grandfather Mtn at over 1800m, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnate
Leaves clustered on a short, creeping to partially erect rhizome

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Asplenium resiliens   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Asplenium resiliens   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 013-01-005:
Asplenium resiliens   FAMILY Aspleniaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Blackstem Spleenwort