Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to North Carolina
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Uncommon

Look for it in spruce-fir forests, , per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnate-pinnatifid to almost tripinnate
Leaves in a circle around a ring of buds

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Dryopteris campyloptera   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dryopteris campyloptera   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-04-004:
Dryopteris campyloptera   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Mountain Wood-fern


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image of Dryopteris campyloptera

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

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

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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdcampyloptera_mm1

June    Yancey County    NC

Mount Mitchell

image of Dryopteris campyloptera

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

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

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdcampyloptera_gf1

Month Unknown    Avery County    NC

Grandfather Mountain