Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4213

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to southwestern US [with newly discovered disjunct in SC]
Documented growing wild in - - -

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...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen?
Blade pedately divided into 3 main segments, these deeply pinnate-pinnatifid

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes prostrate, long-creeping, often branched

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Bommeria hispida   FAMILY Pteridaceae

(?) Flora of North America
Bommeria hispida

(?) Gymnopteris hispida

 

COMMON NAME:
Copper Fern


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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbommeria_hispida

December    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Leaf blades small, broadly 5-sided in outline (pentagonal), per The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmbommeria_hispidab

December    Pickens County    SC

Jocassee Gorges

Pinnae with straight needle-like hairs on upper surface, per The Ferns and Lycophytes of Texas.