OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dryopteris celsa   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dryopteris celsa

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 011-04-007:
Dryopteris celsa   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

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

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Dryopteris atropalustris

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Dryopteris 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.

image of Dryopteris celsa, Log Fern

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_0870

June        

image of Dryopteris celsa, Log Fern

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_0877

June        

image of Dryopteris celsa, Log Fern

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.

image of Dryopteris celsa, Log Fern

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.

image of Dryopteris celsa, Log Fern

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_4693

June        

image of Dryopteris celsa, Log Fern

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_4725

June        

image of Dryopteris celsa, Log Fern

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_4798

June        

image of Dryopteris celsa, Log Fern

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcelsa_4825

June        

image of Dryopteris celsa, Log Fern

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.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dryopteris celsa   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dryopteris celsa

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 011-04-007:
Dryopteris celsa   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

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

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Dryopteris atropalustris

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Dryopteris celsa

 

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Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon in NC Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)

Habitat: swamps, seepage bogs, and calcareous floodplains, typically associated with calcareous substrates, per Weakley's Flora

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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