Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4023

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon

Look for it on moist outcrops and cliffs of metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, occasionally in moist soils near rock outcrops or moist soil banks, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnate-pinnatifid ?

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cystopteris tenuis   FAMILY Cystopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cystopteris tenuis   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Cystopteris fragilis var. mackayi

LESS THAN Flora of West Virginia (Strausbaugh & Core, 1978)
Cystopteris fragilis

 

COMMON NAME:
Mackay's Bladder Fern, Mackay's Fragile Fern