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, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Look for it in rocky or dry woodlands and forests, rock outcrops, pastures, clearings, roadbanks, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade shade ...Moist ...Variable ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnate to bipinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves borne scattered (as clonal patches)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dennstaedtia punctilobula   FAMILY Dennstaedtiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dennstaedtia punctilobula   FAMILY Dennstaedtiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 010-02-001:
Dennstaedtia punctilobula   FAMILY Pteridaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hay-scented Fern, Pasture Fern, Boulder Fern