Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2920

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

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

Uncommon in Mountains, rare in Piedmont (rare in SC)

Look for it on moist outcrops and talus of calcareous rocks, rarely up to 1500m in elevation, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves clustered on a short-creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cystopteris bulbifera   FAMILY Cystopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cystopteris bulbifera   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-03-002:
Cystopteris bulbifera   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cystopteris bulbifera

 

COMMON NAME:
Bulblet Bladder Fern, Bulblet Fern