OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Dryopteris campyloptera   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dryopteris campyloptera   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 011-04-004:
Dryopteris campyloptera   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Dryopteris austriaca var. austriaca

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Dryopteris spinulosa var. americana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)
Dryopteris campyloptera

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Woodfern


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image of Dryopteris campyloptera, Mountain Woodfern

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcampyloptera_0319

June        

A broadly triangular frond silhouette, much wider than similar Dryopteris, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Dryopteris campyloptera, Mountain Woodfern

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcampyloptera_0421

June        

Blade widely ovate, about 2/3 as broad as rachis length, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Dryopteris campyloptera, Mountain Woodfern

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcampyloptera_0861

June        

Sori are prominent, halfway between midvein and margin, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Dryopteris campyloptera, Mountain Woodfern

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdcampyloptera_mm1

June    Yancey County    NC

Mount Mitchell

image of Dryopteris campyloptera, Mountain Woodfern

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdcampyloptera_mm3

June    Yancey County    NC

Mount Mitchell

A fertile allotetraploid derived from hybridization of D. intermedia & expansa, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Dryopteris campyloptera, Mountain Woodfern

JK Marlow    jkm0407v_25

July    Mitchell County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Basal pinnae's lower innermost pinnule 3-5x as long as upper, & also offset, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Dryopteris campyloptera, Mountain Woodfern

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdcampyloptera_gf1

Month Unknown    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Dryopteris campyloptera   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dryopteris campyloptera   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 011-04-004:
Dryopteris campyloptera   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Dryopteris austriaca var. austriaca

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Dryopteris spinulosa var. americana

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)
Dryopteris campyloptera

 

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491

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to North Carolina

Uncommon in NC Mountains

Habitat: spruce-fir forests, northern hardwood forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
2-pinnate-pinnatifid to almost 3-pinnate
Leaves in a circle around a ring of buds

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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