Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Mountains, rare in Piedmont & Coastal Plain

Look for it in rich woods or on moss- and soil-covered talus in boulderfields, occasionally on ledges of rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves scattered along a creeping rhizome

FRUIT:
Spring/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):
Cystopteris protrusa   FAMILY Cystopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cystopteris protrusa   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-03-001:
Cystopteris protrusa   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Cystopteris fragilis var. protrusa

 

COMMON NAME:
Lowland Bladder Fern, Spreading Bladder Fern