Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4024

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it on moist to dry outcrops of calcareous rocks, including coquina limestone ("marl") in the outer Coastal Plain, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

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 tennesseensis   FAMILY Cystopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cystopteris tennesseensis   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-03-003:
Cystopteris tennesseensis   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

(?) Cystopteris fragilis var. tennesseensis

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of West Virginia (Strausbaugh & Core, 1978)
Cystopteris Xtennesseensis

 

COMMON NAME:
Tennessee Bladder Fern