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

Rare

Look for it in swamps, seepage bogs, and calcareus floodplains, typically associated with calcareous substrates, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Sterile leaves semi-evergreen
Pinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves in a short row behind or among an irregular cluster of buds

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dryopteris celsa   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-04-007:
Dryopteris celsa   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Dryopteris goldiana ssp. celsa

 

COMMON NAME:
Log Fern


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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_d_celsa_log_fern

March        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_0867

June        

Pinnae long, tapering, deeply lobed. Lower pinnae narrowed at base, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_0870

June        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_0877

June        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_0883

June        

Sori round, medial to near midveins. Indusia peltate, kidney-shaped, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_0950

June        

Blade oblong, slightly narrowed at base and gradually tapering at tip, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_4693

June        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_4725

June        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_4798

June        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_4825

June        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_4834

June        

Log fern is a polyploid between D. goldiana and D. ludoviciana, per No seeds, no fruits, no flowers: No problem. Adventures in Fern Biology.