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

Uncommon (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it on dry outcrops of intermediate or calcareous metamorphic, igneous, or sedimentary rocks (inc sandstone outcrops in the Coastal Plain of GA & SC), per Weakley's Flora

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Tripinnate

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Myriopteris tomentosa   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cheilanthes tomentosa   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 010-03-003:
Cheilanthes tomentosa   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cheilanthes tomentosa

 

COMMON NAME:
Woolly Lipfern


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picture of Cheilanthes tomentosa, image of Myriopteris tomentosa

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_chto2_001_lvd

        

picture of Cheilanthes tomentosa, image of Myriopteris tomentosa

JK Marlow    jkm090425_116

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

Fronds curl up when dry but become fresh & green again with rain, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

picture of Cheilanthes tomentosa, image of Myriopteris tomentosa

JK Marlow    jkm090425_119

April        

Nine Times Preserve

picture of Cheilanthes tomentosa, image of Myriopteris tomentosa

JK Marlow    jkm110513_507

May    Greenville County    SC

Camp Old Indian

picture of Cheilanthes tomentosa, image of Myriopteris tomentosa

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_ctomentosa0062

June        

The blade's ultimate segments pinched at the base so as to appear beadlike, per Ferns of the Smokies.

picture of Cheilanthes tomentosa, image of Myriopteris tomentosa

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_ctomentosa0062b

June        

Pinnae slightly hairy above, densely woolly beneath, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

picture of Cheilanthes tomentosa, image of Myriopteris tomentosa

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_ctomentosa0067

June        

Pinnules deeply cut into oblong lobes, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

picture of Cheilanthes tomentosa, image of Myriopteris tomentosa

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_ctomentosa0070

June        

picture of Cheilanthes tomentosa, image of Myriopteris tomentosa

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_ctomentosa0072

June        

Rachis brown, densely hairy and scaly, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

picture of Cheilanthes tomentosa, image of Myriopteris tomentosa

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_ctomentosa0078

June        

picture of Cheilanthes tomentosa, image of Myriopteris tomentosa

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_ctomentosa0113

June