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