OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 4 taxa in the family Polypodiaceae, Polypody family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Common Rockcap Fern, Rock Polypody

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polypodium virginianum   FAMILY: Polypodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polypodium virginianum   FAMILY: Polypodiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polypodium virginianum 014-01-001   FAMILY: Polypodiaceae

 

Habitat: Moist rocks

Common in Mountains of GA & NC and in NC Piedmont (uncommon to rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Appalachian Rockcap Fern, Appalachian Polypody

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Polypodium appalachianum   FAMILY: Polypodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Polypodium appalachianum   FAMILY: Polypodiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polypodium virginianum 014-01-001?   FAMILY: Polypodiaceae

 

Habitat: Moist rocks at low to high elevations, especially in ravines, on north-facing outcrops, and in other moist sites, rarely epiphytic on tree trunks

Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in Mountains of GA & SC (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Resurrection Fern, Scaly Polypody

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Pleopeltis michauxiana   FAMILY: Polypodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Pleopeltis polypodioides ssp. michauxiana   FAMILY: Polypodiaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polypodium polypodioides 014-01-002   FAMILY: Polypodiaceae

 

Habitat: On tree limbs and trunks (especially when leaning) in a wide variety of forest types, especially southwards, and less typically (but not uncommonly) on rocks

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Goldfoot Fern, Golden Polypody

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Phlebodium aureum   FAMILY: Polypodiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Phlebodium aureum   FAMILY: Polypodiaceae

 

Habitat: Epiphytic on the old leaf bases of Sabal palmetto and in crotches and crevices of other trees, particularly Quercus virginiana, and rarely terrestrial on calcareous soils or masonry

Rare

Native to Georgia (introduced in SC)

 


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