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

Rare

Look for it in acidic, organic-rich bogs, swamps, less frequently in most rocky ravines, rich forests, and sloping rock outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Bipinnate-pinnatifid
Leaves in a short row behind an irregular cluster of buds

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Dryopteris carthusiana   FAMILY Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 011-04-003:
Dryopteris spinulosa   FAMILY Aspidiaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spinulose Wood-fern, Toothed Wood-fern


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_drca11_001_lvd

        

image of Dryopteris carthusiana

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_drsp4_001_lvd

        

image of Dryopteris carthusiana

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcarthusiana_9507

May        

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

image of Dryopteris carthusiana

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcarthusiana_9511

May        

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

image of Dryopteris carthusiana

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcarthusiana_9519

May        

image of Dryopteris carthusiana

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcarthusiana_2583

August        

Tends to form clumps, because of short-creeping rhizome, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Dryopteris carthusiana

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcarthusiana_2586

August        

image of Dryopteris carthusiana

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcarthusiana_2680

September        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcarthusiana_2680c

September        

Spine-tipped toothed margin with tips curving slightly near pinnule tip, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Dryopteris carthusiana

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcarthusiana_2686

September        

Innermost basal pinnule in basal pinnae 2x as long as upper pinnule, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

image of Dryopteris carthusiana

Emily B. Sessa    ebs_dcarthusiana_2698

September        

Nearly the same width at base as at middle; often light to yellow-green, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.