Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3995

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Non-native, original distribution obscure
Documented growing wild in GA - -

Rare

Look for it in moist places, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Once-pinnate

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes suberect; numerous wiry scaly stolons often with underground tubers

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Nephrolepis cordifolia   FAMILY Nephrolepidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Nephrolepis cordifolia   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Nephrolepis cordifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Narrow Sword Fern, Tuber Sword Fern, Fishbone Fern, Ladder Fern