OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dryopteris ludoviciana   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dryopteris ludoviciana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 011-04-006:
Dryopteris ludoviciana   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)
Dryopteris ludoviciana

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Woodfern, Southern Shield Fern


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Emily B. Sessa    ebsdludoviciana_4686

June        

Sori round and medial, on pinnae of upper half of fertile blade only, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Dryopteris ludoviciana, Southern Woodfern, Southern Shield Fern

Emily B. Sessa    ebsdludoviciana_4701

June        

image of Dryopteris ludoviciana, Southern Woodfern, Southern Shield Fern

Emily B. Sessa    ebsdludoviciana_4703

June        

A elliptic-lanceolate blade, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Dryopteris ludoviciana, Southern Woodfern, Southern Shield Fern

Emily B. Sessa    ebsdludoviciana_4715

June        

Its genome forms half of the genome of the tetraploids D. cristata & D. celsa, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Dryopteris ludoviciana, Southern Woodfern, Southern Shield Fern

Emily B. Sessa    ebsdludoviciana_4731

June        

Rachis is grooved, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dryopteris ludoviciana   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Dryopteris ludoviciana

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 011-04-006:
Dryopteris ludoviciana   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Ferns of the Southeastern States (Small, 1938)
Dryopteris ludoviciana

 

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495

Fern/Fern ally
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in GA & SC Coastal Plain (uncommon in NC)

Habitat: blackwater swamp forests, hammocks, per Weakley's Flora

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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