Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Monilophytes (ferns): Leptosporangiate Ferns (true ferns): Polypodiales
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
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April Pickens County SC
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Fronds curl up when dry but become fresh & green again with rain, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.
Emily B. Sessa ebs_ctomentosa0062
The blade's ultimate segments pinched at the base so as to appear beadlike, per Ferns of the Smokies.
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Pinnae slightly hairy above, densely woolly beneath, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.
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Pinnules deeply cut into oblong lobes, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.
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Rachis brown, densely hairy and scaly, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.