Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4209

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to southwestern US, with disjunct populations in SC
Documented growing wild in - - SC

Rare

Look for it on granitic outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnate-pinnatifid, most pinnae deeply ternately divided, some simple at lf tip

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica   FAMILY Pteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica

 

COMMON NAME:
Arizona Cliffbrake


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image of Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica

Richard D. Porcher    rdp_p_ternifolia_ariz3

December    Pickens County    SC

One of several southwestern ferns w disjunct populations in s. Appalachians, per The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas.

image of Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica

Richard D. Porcher    rdp_p_ternifolia_ariz3b

December    Pickens County    SC

Ultimate segments linear-oblong apically mucronate, leathery, glabrous below, per The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas.

image of Pellaea ternifolia ssp. arizonica

Richard D. Porcher    rdp_p_ternifolia_ariz3c

December    Pickens County    SC

Basal pinnae of 3 incompletely divided segments. Petiole dk purple to black, per The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas.