OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Japanese Climbing Fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Disturbed areas

Common in Coastal Plain of GA & SC, uncommon in Piedmont of GA & SC (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Lady Fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) Dryopteris erythrosora   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae

 

Habitat: 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Moist to dry forests and woodlands, especially slopes, ravines, and small stream bottomlands

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Japanese Holly-fern, Asian Net-veined Holly Fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Cyrtomium falcatum   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Cyrtomium falcatum   FAMILY: Dryopteridaceae

 

Habitat: Ditches, disturbed swamps, moist ravines, old mortar of brick walls

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mariana Maiden Fern, Swordfern, False Maiden Fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Macrothelypteris torresiana   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Macrothelypteris torresiana   FAMILY: Thelypteridaceae

 

Habitat: Wet hammocks, cypress swamps, streamsides, moist forests, disturbed areas, increasingly invasive in natural habitats (especially in the southern parts of our area)

Uncommon (rare in NC) (rare in SC Mountains)

Non-native: Asian & African tropics

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sensitive Fern, Bead Fern

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Onoclea 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

 

Habitat: Marshes, swamps, ditches, 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: (4/24/22) 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

 

Habitat: Moist to wet, acid, organic soils, such as bogs, blackwater bottomlands, pocosins, wet hammocks

Common (uncommon in NC Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Ebony Spleenwort

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Asplenium platyneuron   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Asplenium platyneuron var. platyneuron   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Asplenium platyneuron 013-01-003   FAMILY: Aspleniaceae

 

Habitat: Moist to dry soils of forests, woodlands, old fields; also on outcrops, especially of calcareous rocks and in masonry crevices, at low to moderate elevations

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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"Nature abhors sameness. Left to her own devices, she turns an old cornfield into a jumble of hundreds of different plant species accompanied by various animal and insect friends and enemies." — Margie Hunter, Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee