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


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_drin5_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    s100207_ab

February    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Its genome forms half of that of tetraploids D. campyloptera & carthusiana, per Weakley's Flora.

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdintermedia_9708

May        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdintermedia_0046

June        

Sori small, round, medial, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdintermedia_0048

June        

Indusia peltate, kidney-shaped with minute pinhead glands, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdintermedia_0289

June        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdintermedia_0313

June        

Sori small, between midvein and margin, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdintermedia_0390

June        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdintermedia_0408

June        

Rachis with glandular hairs, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdintermedia_3540

June        

Pinnae oblong, sides parallel > half the length, at right angles to rachis, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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Herbarium of Clemson University    h_cu87330

June    Pickens County    SC

Evergreen. Blade oval to narrowly triangular, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmdintermedia_lvl

June    Avery County    NC

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdintermedia_1679

July        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdintermedia_1892

July        

Delicate fronds rise in upright circular clusters from a central rhizome, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdintermedia_1894

July        

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JK Marlow    jkm170818_693

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm170818_695

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm170818_697

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdintermedia_2701

September        

Middle to lower pinnae nearly the same length, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm090905_065

September    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Basal pinnae lower innermost pinnules longer than upper innermost pinnules, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm090905_077

September    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District

Light brown scales at base of stipe, scattered above, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

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JK Marlow    jkm090905_080

September    Oconee County    SC

Sumter National Forest: Andrew Pickens Ranger District