Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3809

Fern/Fern ally, Vine
Perennial

Non-native: southeast Asia
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in swamps, hammocks, disturbed areas, 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:

SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
USDA Federal Noxious Weed List, 093014

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous in our area?
Leaves to 10m long, pinnae stalked and pinnately divided

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lygodium microphyllum   FAMILY Lygodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lygodium microphyllum   FAMILY Lygodiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Old World Climbing Fern, Small-leaf Climbing Fern