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

Uncommon

Look for it in boulderfield forests, rich cove forests, seepage swamps, esp over calcareous sedimentary or mafic metamorphic or igneous rocks, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Semi-evergreen/Deciduous
Pinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves in a crown around a ring of buds

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dryopteris goldiana   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-04-008:
Dryopteris goldiana   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Goldie's Wood-fern


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_drgo_001_lvd

        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdgoldiana_3849

April        

Fiddlehead w glossy scales - note rich brown centers & pale to amber edges, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm150508_957

May    Union County    GA

Sosebee Cove

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JK Marlow    jkm150508_957b

May    Union County    GA

Sosebee Cove

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JK Marlow    jkm150508_959

May    Union County    GA

Sosebee Cove

Stipe long and scaly. Scales long, pointed, glossy and dark with pale edges, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdgoldiana_0467

June        

Its genome forms half of the genome of the tetraploid D. celsa, per Weakley's Flora.

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdgoldiana_0470

June        

Pinnae alternate, oblong with pointed tips, deeply cut, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdgoldiana_0490

June        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdgoldiana_1064

June        

One of the largest ferns we have in the woods around eastern North America, per No seeds, no fruits, no flowers: No problem. Adventures in Fern Biology.

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JK Marlow    jkm140607_648

June    Franklin County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

Blade mostly oval with parallel sides and abruptly pointed tip, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm140607_650

June    Franklin County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

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JK Marlow    jkm140607_650b

June    Franklin County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

Sori round, in two rows close to midvein. Indusia peltate, kidney-shaped, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

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JK Marlow    jkm140607_652

June    Franklin County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

Its genome forms one third of the genome of the hexaploid D. clintoniana, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm180728_3572

July    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm170818_711

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm141022_181

October    Greenville County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm141022_207

October    Greenville County    SC

Apparently washed downstream from someone's garden?

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JK Marlow    jkm141022_222

October    Greenville County    SC