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 in GA & SC, rare in NC, endemic to Southeastern Coastal Plain

Look for it in blackwater swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves in a short row behind a cluster of buds

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dryopteris ludoviciana   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-04-006:
Dryopteris ludoviciana   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Wood-fern, Southern Shield Fern