Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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

Your search found 9 taxa.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Climbing Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lygodium japonicum   FAMILY: Lygodiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Lygodium japonicum   FAMILY: Lygodiaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Lygodium japonicum 008-01-002   FAMILY: Schizaeaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, the leaves (up to 30 m in length!) climbing into the canopy of trees in swamp forests and other wet habitats

Rare outside of Coastal Plain & north of SC

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Lady Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Athyrium asplenioides   FAMILY: Athyriaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Athyrium filix-femina ssp. asplenioides   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Athyrium asplenioides 011-01-001   FAMILY: Aspidiaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Silvery Glade Fern, Silvery Spleenwort
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Deparia acrostichoides   FAMILY: Athyriaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Deparia acrostichoides   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Athyrium thelypterioides 011-01-002   FAMILY: Aspidiaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests, cove forests

Common in Mountains, uncommon in Piedmont, rare in Coastal Plain

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Autumn Fern, Japanese Red Shieldfern, Japanese Shieldfern
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Dryopteris erythrosora   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae

 

Look for it in suburban woodlands, especially in ravines and along creeks

Uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare elsewhere

Non-native: Japan, China & Korea

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Christmas Fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Polystichum acrostichoides   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Polystichum acrostichoides var. acrostichoides   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Polystichum acrostichoides 011-05-001   FAMILY: Aspidiaceae

 

Look for it in moist to dry forests & woodlands, esp slopes, ravines, and small stream bottomlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mariana Maiden Fern, Swordfern, False Maiden Fern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Macrothelypteris torresiana   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Macrothelypteris torresiana   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

 

Look for it in disturbed areas, and to be increasingly invasive in natural habitats (esp in the southern parts of our area)

Uncommon, but increasingly invasive in natural habitats

Non-native: Asian & African tropics

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sensitive Fern, Bead Fern
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Onoclea sensibilis var. sensibilis   FAMILY: Onocleaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Onoclea sensibilis   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Onoclea sensibilis 011-07-001   FAMILY: Aspidiaceae

 

Look for it in marshes, swamps, wet disturbed places

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Netted Chain-fern, Net-veined Chainfern
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Lorinseria areolata   FAMILY: Blechnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Woodwardia areolata   FAMILY: Blechnaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Woodwardia areolata 012-01-002   FAMILY: Blechnaceae

 

Look for it in moist to wet, acid, organic soils, such as bogs, blackwater bottomands, pocosins

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ebony Spleenwort
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Asplenium platyneuron   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Asplenium platyneuron +   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asplenium platyneuron 013-01-003   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

 

Look for it in moist to dry soils of forests, woodlands, old fields, also on outcrops, esp of calcareous rocks, & in masonry crevices, at low to moderate elevations

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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