Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4087

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Non-native: tropical & subtropical Asia & Africa
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnate-pinnatifid (somewhat dimorphic)

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes short-creeping

FRUIT:
Summer

 

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



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Christella dentata   FAMILY Thelypteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Thelypteris dentata   FAMILY Thelypteridaceae

GREATER THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Thelypteris dentata

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of China
Cyclosorus dentatus

 

COMMON NAME:
Downy Maiden Fern, Soft Fern, Downy Shield Fern