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

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Look for it in cove forests, other moist rocky forests, over a variety of substrates, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Bipinnate-pinnatifid to tripinnate
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 intermedia   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dryopteris intermedia   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-04-002:
Dryopteris intermedia   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Evergreen Wood-fern, Fancy Fern, Intermediate Wood-fern