Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4118

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it on old walls with lime mortar, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Once-pinnate
Leaves clustered

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizome stout, about 1cm in diameter

FRUIT:

 

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):
Pteris vittata   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pteris vittata   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 010-06-002:
Pteris vittata   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Pycnodoria vittata

 

COMMON NAME:
Ladder Brake


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image of Pteris vittata

Keith Bradley    kab_pteris_vittata_04147

June    Miami-Dade County    FL

Sori near margins of fertile pinnae, the margins reflexed over the sori, per The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas.

image of Pteris vittata

Keith Bradley    kab_pteris_vittata_04147b

June    Miami-Dade County    FL