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 rock outcrops, boulderfield forests, other rocky forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Bipinnate to bipinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves in a crown around a ring of buds

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dryopteris marginalis   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-04-001:
Dryopteris marginalis   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Marginal Wood-fern, Marginal Shield Fern