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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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

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, Ladder Brake

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, Ladder Brake

Keith Bradley    kab_pteris_vittata_04147b

June    Miami-Dade County    FL