Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


882

Fern/Fern ally; Vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in bogs, moist thickets, swamp forests, sandstone outcrops, roadside ditches and roadbanks, in strongly acid soils, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Evergreen
Leaves to 3m long, pinnae stalked and palmately lobed

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lygodium palmatum   FAMILY Lygodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lygodium palmatum   FAMILY Lygodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 008-01-001:
Lygodium palmatum   FAMILY Schizaeaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Climbing Fern