OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Lygodium palmatum   FAMILY Lygodiaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Lygodium palmatum   FAMILY Lygodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 008-01-001:
Lygodium palmatum   FAMILY Schizaeaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
American Climbing Fern


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_lypa3_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm170204_110

February    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Lygodium palmatum, American Climbing Fern

JK Marlow    jkm0405t_28

May    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Lygodium palmatum, American Climbing Fern

Emily B. Sessa    ebslpalmatum_0699

June        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebslpalmatum_0706

June        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebslpalmatum_0738

June        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebslpalmatum_0759

June        

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Emily B. Sessa    ebslpalmatum_0773

June        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_palmatum_5

June        

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JK Marlow    jkm0508e_27

August    Oconee County    SC

image of Lygodium palmatum, American Climbing Fern

JK Marlow    jkm0508e_31

August    Oconee County    SC

image of Lygodium palmatum, American Climbing Fern

JK Marlow    jkm0509a_33

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Lygodium palmatum, American Climbing Fern

JK Marlow    jkm0509a_34

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Lygodium palmatum, American Climbing Fern

JK Marlow    jkm0509a_36

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Lygodium palmatum, American Climbing Fern

JK Marlow    s060903_c

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Sterile pinnae borne on forked stalks, divided into paired palmate pinnules, per Field Guide to the Ferns and Other Pteridophytes of Georgia.

image of Lygodium palmatum, American Climbing Fern

JK Marlow    s060903_d

September    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

Fertile pinnules smaller & more dissectd than sterile, borne at vine tips, per Peterson Field Guide to Ferns of Northeastern and Central North America.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 008-01-001:
Lygodium palmatum   FAMILY Schizaeaceae

 

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882

Fern/Fern ally; Vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

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

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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