Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3713

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in ditches, disturbed swamps, moist ravines, old mortar of brick walls, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Jil M. Swearingen, NPS, 2009-2013

 

...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnate

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 (11/30/12):
Cyrtomium falcatum   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cyrtomium falcatum   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Linnaeus
Polystichum falcatum

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Holly Fern, Asian Net-veined Holly Fern


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image of Cyrtomium falcatum

JK Marlow    jkm141022_174

October    Greenville County    SC

Cyrtomium is closely related to, and perhaps better treated as, Polystichum, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Cyrtomium falcatum

JK Marlow    jkm141022_189

October    Greenville County    SC

image of Cyrtomium falcatum

JK Marlow    jkm141022_191

October    Greenville County    SC

image of Cyrtomium falcatum

JK Marlow    jkm141022_206

October    Greenville County    SC

Obliquely ovate pinna w long curving acuminate tip, coarsely toothed margin, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Cyrtomium falcatum

JK Marlow    jkm141022_214

October    Greenville County    SC

Blade pinnate, 18-35cm long and 8-15cm wide, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Cyrtomium falcatum

JK Marlow    jkm141022_219

October    Greenville County    SC

Sori large, round, scattered, lying along or at ends of veins with areoles, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Cyrtomium falcatum

JK Marlow    jkm141022_220

October    Greenville County    SC

Stipe 10-20cm long. Stout. Densely covered with brown scales, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Cyrtomium falcatum

Raul 654, creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0, Bugwood.org    bug_5529480

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